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How Do I Get to the Windows 8 Control Panel and Administrative Features?

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How Do I Get to the Windows 8 Control Panel and Administrative Features?

Just like other Windows operating systems, Windows 8 also has Control Panel that users or administrators can access to configure the OS according to their individual preferences. Although Control Panel can be used to perform most administrative tasks that affect the computer globally, many user specific tasks can also be performed without elevated privileges.

How to Get to the Control Panel in Windows 8

Step-by-step instructions are provided below:

  1. Log on to Windows 8 computer with the administrator account.
  2. Click Desktop tile from the Start screen to go to the desktop.
  3. Once on the desktop screen, hover mouse to the bottom right corner.
  4. From the displayed options, click Settings.
  5. From Settings pane, click Control Panel to get to the Control Panel in Windows 8.




  • How to Get to the Administrative Tools in Windows 8
    In order to get to the administrator tools in Windows 8, step-by-step instructions given below must be followed:
    1. Log on to Windows 8 computer with the administrator account.
    2. Click Desktop tile from the Start screen to go to the desktop.
    3. Once on the desktop screen, hover mouse to the bottom right corner.
    4. From the displayed options, click Settings.
    5. From Settings pane, click Control Panel.
    6. On the displayed Control Panel window, click System and Security category.
    7. On System and Security window, Click Administrative Tools category from the right pane to get to the administrator tools or features in Windows 8.



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