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:
1. Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel
Win XP Start menu Win XP Classic start menu
Start > Control Panel Start > Settings > Control Panel
2. Switch to "Classic view"
Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8
2. Change the "View by" option on the right-up corner, from "Category" to "Small icons", using the drop-down arrow on the right.