image

By default there is no way to easily access the old Control Panel in Windows 8, in order to get to it you have to go through the new Metro Control Panel or switch to Explorer. Here’s how to create your own tile for it.

To get started you need to create a shortcut, so right-click on the desktop, and choose New –>  Shortcut.

image

When you are asked for the location of the item, type the following:

%windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}

image

Now we need to give our new shortcut a name.

image

Now right-click on your new shortcut and select properties from the context menu.

image

When the dialog opens, click on the Change Icon button.

image

Paste the following into the textbox:

%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll

image

Now select the the Control Panel icon and click ok.

image

Finally right-click on your new shortcut and select “Pin to Start” from the context menu.

image

That’s all there is to it.

image