The Control Panel is the location for users of Windows to modify system settings.

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Pin control panel items to the task-bar in windows 10

How do I pin something from the control panel to the task-bar of windows 10. For example Sound. How do I pin this to the task-bar so it is permanently pinned here. The Sound when open looks a ...
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(Windows key) + X not working (Windows 10)

Windows recently installed some Windows Updates, and now [Windows key] + X is not working properly. It loads this: (note, it is very narrow, with no content)
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Why can't I turn off UAC from the Control Panel in Windows 10?

In Windows 10 x64 Professional, when logged in with a Microsoft account with administrator privileges, I am unable to turn off UAC from the Control Panel. I can slide the slider all the way to the ...
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Tool to auto-set settings like main display & energy options

Is there a way to auto set (semi-automatic) some settings in Windows 10, because when I use my Laptop at home, I only want to use my external monitor, not the laptop's monitor; also, by default, it ...
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Switching between IMEs in Windows 10

In Windows 8/8.1, I was able to switch between typing in English and Japanese by pressing "Windows-Space", and selecting the IME I wanted to use. However, after upgrading to Windows 10, this shortcut ...
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Why can't i disable ease of access tools in windows 7?

A colleague of mine enabled the magnifyer-, and narrator tool as a small practical joke. Now it's been six months, and every time i restart my computer, or log off and on again, the tools are ...
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How is the path identified in Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features for softwares installed

I am unable to find a software Open office in my Windows 8.1 machine so i tried the search side bar and it is instead showing the URL for the software in place of the .exe file. So I next try in ...
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Permanent disabling of touchpad

I own a Dell Inspiron N5050 Notebook running Windows 7 Home Premium. I am trying to permanently disable the touchpad. I installed the appropriate driver in order to manage my touchpad preferences, and ...
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Changing windows 8 workgroup name has locked me out

I was trying to set up a workgroup for a windows 8 machine and an xp machine. I changed the workgroup name of the xp machine and restarted. I then changed the workgroup name of the windows 8 machine ...
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Uninstalling multiple programs in Windows 7?

This question has a different intent than "Why can't you uninstall multiple programs at once in Windows?" The answers in that question focused strictly on why windows doesn't allow "simultaneous" ...
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Quick access to “Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features”

Is there any cmd command to open "Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features"? Or is there any way to access it quickly?
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How does one get an admin account on windows 8, with both accounts as Standard?

Alright, So I kind of 'derped' and made myself Standered accidentally, and now my whole computer's screwed up. Every time I try to access something? I have the 'Yes' and 'No' options, but 'Yes' is ...
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How can I stop Windows 8.1 system tray icons from launching metro (Modern UI) apps?

I've installed Start Menu 8 and since Windows 8.1 boots to desktop, I'm able to avoid most of the Modern UI/Metro tablety stuff. Unfortunately, there's one area where I'm thrown into PC Settings ...
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Windows Installed Updates - Remove grouping by program [duplicate]

Background In Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features > Installed Updates one can view all updates, sorting them by date installed. However, these updates are grouped by program before being ...
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Plesk (or similar) admin panel for NodeJS hosting

I am wondering if there any Plesk-like control panels to offer NodeJS hosting. I am trying to find out if it is possible to replace Apache and PHP with NodeJS and NGINX for vhosts, while MySQL ...
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Devices and Printers in Windows 7 not loading

When I open the "Devices and Printers" window, the green status bar gets all the way to the end and then just stops with no items showing in the window. I left the window open for 45min with no ...
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ISPConfig and the FQDN redirection

I have installed ISPConfig on my Debian 7 server and configured everything already. Under the Sites section, I've added a new domain (mydomain.com) and it works perfectly. However, whenever I enter ...
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What does “Multimedia Devices” section mean in Windows control panel?

My multimedia devices section in control panel enlists some devices, including other computers. What are this entries for? What can I do with them? Various of devices are marked with various ...
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How to find location of Applications listed in Add/Remove Programs of the Control Panel (Windows)

I am cleaning up a Windows 8 computer and have a program which cannot be uninstalled from the control panel Add/Remove programs section. Is there a way to easily find the locations of the programs ...
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Run Network and Sharing center with rights of a different user

How do I change network adapter settings (i.e. change between DHCP and static IP address) while logged in as a non-administrator user, but with available credentials of an administrator user? I have ...
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Control Panel – Windows Feature List (Turn Win Features On/Off) does not load. Vista 32 bit

My Windows Feature List under the Control Panel for Turning Windows Features on and off does not fill with a list of features. I just get a message: "Please wait." I have tried a couple of solutions ...
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Devices and Printers control panel, desktop is categorized as a laptop

I have a Dell OptiPlex 790 tower running Windows 7. When I go to the "Devices and Printers" control panel, and right-click my computer's name, it says under Device Information, "Categories: Laptop ...
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Auto focus on control panel's search box

I am not sure if this applies to Windows in general or just Windows 7. On my old Windows 7 computer, whenever I would open the Control Panel the search box would be in focus. On my new Windows 7 ...
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Access java control panel when Control panel is blocked

I'm using computer in library to open Java program, but unfortunately, the error 'Applications blocked by security settings' appear. I need to lower the security settings. I can't access the Java ...
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Disconnect a Terminal Server session… is it even possible?

I am trying to disconnect a remote terminal server session. I wonder if I even have the administrative privileges to do so. Using this description: ...
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Opening Folder Options window in Windows from the command prompt

If I need to open the Control Panel through the command prompt, it is enough to type control I need to open the Folder Options window through typing some command through the command prompt. Any ...
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Advanced Audio Output Managing Windows 7? [closed]

I was wondering if there either an upgrade to the basic windows utilities (ideally a gadget) or some other program to quickly and easily manipulate audio settings/output. I'll give some examples of ...
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Cannot open powercfg.cpl

I cannot open powercfg.cpl When i was opening control panel, windows explorer stopped working and shows "windows explorer is restarting". but control panel is not opening. I went to windows ...
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Windows 7 changes my account name… except it does not. How do I REALLY change my account name?

I created a new standard user account named dm500hd-ag1 on a Windows 7 Ultimate PC. The name of the host computer is ag1 so I thought I would add that in the name of the user account name. Then I ...
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Restoring programs on second hard disk after reinstalling Windows [duplicate]

I have a 60GB SSD which is the boot drive for Windows. Since it is so small, I tend to install all of my programs onto my second hard disk, a 1TB HDD. Inevitably there comes a time when I have to ...
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Why is Windows 7 displaying a Windows XP style monitor icon and not using Aero theme when using Remote Desktop?

I recently discovered that Windows 7 is displaying a Windows XP style monitor icon when I view the properties window for the computer (e.g. Control Panel - System and Security - System). See the ...
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Do I need to keep my gpu control panel active?

I've been using onboard graphics for the longest time. But I finally got a gpu. A low end one but still better than onboard. But when I put the gpu in, it installed nvidia geforce experience. And I'm ...
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Windows 7, enabeling IE for removal

For a while now, Windows Update has been prompting me to update IE9 to IE10. And every time I turn off my PC, It starts to install that one update wich allways fails. Why does it fail updating IE9? I ...
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Can not enable Windows SmartScreen. Says: “this setting is managed by your system administrator”

I can not enable my Windows SmartScreen on Windows 8.1 My PC is not joined to any domain. I'm not talking about SmartScreen feature available in IE but the feature that is available in File ...
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BIt Locker missing from Control Panel WIndows 7 Ultimate

I just formatted my laptop and installed Windows 7 ultimate but Bit locker Encryption is missing from control panel and also typing bit locker in start menu doesn't help. Is there any way I can ...
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Accessing The Control Panel In Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I usually use Search, to access the Control Panel, by typing in the words Control Panel on the Start Screen, and the search result for Control Panel is displayed even before typing the full words. ...
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Add Control Panel items to Windows 8.1 Search

Windows 8.1 claims to search in all indexed locations. However when I tried to open "Mail" (i.e. Mlcfg32.cpl) by typing "Mail" in Search, magic didn't happen. Instead I had to scramble all the way ...
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Should DIR-615 router protect control pages with a passord?

I have a DIR-615 router on address 192.168.10.1 If I open an URL http://192.168.10.1 then I get login page But if I enter http://192.168.10.1/Basic/Wireless.shtml I get into control panel without ...
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No sounds in Money Plus after sound changes in controlpanel. Windows 8

I changed the sound in control panel and now I get no sounds from Money Plus. Can this be restored? I am using windows8 and cannot get the sound back on my Money Plus Program. System: Windows 8 All ...
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Windows Update not working in the Windows 8 Add Printer dialog

I am trying to add a legacy LPT EPSON printer to my Windows 8 system, but it isn't listed in the base list in the Add Printer dialog (the one which opens when I choose to add the printer manually). ...
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Trouble in set the date in windows xp only after 8/2008

I'm having trouble setting the date in Windows XP. Specifications: Microsoft windows xp professional 2002 Service Pack 2 Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.90 GHz RAM 512 MB Every time I try change my date ...
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Middle click on Surface Pro [duplicate]

How can I get middle click functionality with the surface pro touch pad on the Type Cover keyboard? With Synaptics touch pads you can change settings in the Mouse section of Control Panel, but there ...
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How to automatically start xampp control panel in Win 8?

I can't figure out where to enable the xampp control panel start on Win 8 start up. I looked under services but I don't see an option there. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Why are the number of Internet Explorer Add-ons different depending on where the Options are viewed?

Viewing the Add-ons from within Internet Explorer with either Tools -> Manage-Add-ons or Tools -> Internet Options -> Programs tab -> Manage add-ons are different from what is shown ...
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How do I find out which files a user has open on a shared computer?

In Windows, say I go into Control Panel->Computer Management and take a look at the Computer Management (Local)->Shared Folders->Sessions. I know that if anyone shows up in this list, they ...
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How can I rename installed programs in Programs and Features?

Is there any way I can rename the installed programs in Programs and Features section of Control Panel in Windows 7?
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Where do third-party icons appear in Windows 7 Control Panel

I have various third-party settings icons for proprietry hardware that appear in the Control Panel as icons in Windows XP. When I reinstall the system with Windows 7 (including all latest drivers ...
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Linksys router webpage/control-panel inaccessible

I tried to access my WRT120N's webpage through the default 192.168.1.1 (LAN connection). Not being able to login (I'm unsure if I ever changed it from the default though), I did a hard reset on the ...
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Adding a shortcut for “Change Adapter Settings”

Is it possible to create a desktop shortcut for "Change Adapter Settings" in windows 7? I run virtual machines, that I need to enable/disable NICs frequently.
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How do I force Windows 7 to double click control panel icons?

For everything else, icon-wise, I can double click. But using the classic control panel in Windows 7, they appear to still be links, so when just single clicking it, will launch the applet, which is ...