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[Windows 8] How to add a Control Panel shortcut or tile to the Start screen

By creating the Start screen, Microsoft wants it to become the place where you to go start everything. However, this is kind of hard with Control Panel because it has no tile on the Start screen. As you already known, there are other ways to open Control Panel in Windows 8 – using the Charm bar, accessing by the Administrative menu, and using traditional ways. However, if you want to be able to open Control Panel from Start screen, you have come to the start place. In this article, I will show how to open Control Panel in Windows 8 from the Start screen — by adding a tile on Start screen.

HOW TO PLACE A TILE OF CONTROL PANEL ON THE START SCREEN

Basically, we will create a shortcut of Control Panel that can be pinned anywhere in the Start screen. To do that, do the following:

%windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}

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%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll

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CONCLUSION

Enjoy!