How to view all windows control panel items.

Last updated on September 28th, 2013

In Windows XP and later operating systems, when you open the control panel to customized windows settings, by default you cannot view all control panel items. To change the windows default view of the control panel, and view all items, follow the below procedure, according to your operating system:

Windows XP

1. Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel

Win XP Start menu                                            Win XP Classic start menu

Start > Control Panel                                        Start > Settings > Control Panel

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2. Switch to "Classic view"



Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8

1. Go to Start  image > Control Panel



2. Change the "View by" option on the right-up corner, from "Category" to "Small icons", using the drop-down arrow on the right.


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