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Control Panel (Windows)

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Control Panel is a section of Windows that allows the user to change the various system, software, and hardware settings. Control Panel acts like a hub, and you can use it to quickly access Control Panel applets and change the desired settings.

Control Panel was a part of Windows since its earliest versions and has remained a key component ever since. Although the Control Panel grants access to most settings, in Windows 10 Control Panel is being deprecated slowly in favor of the Settings app. However, the majority of settings are still available from the Control Panel.

If you have Control Panel issues on your PC, be sure to check our collection of troubleshooting guides.