There’s no shortage of different ways to accomplish tasks in Windows. Even though Control Panel is being deprecated — and even hidden — in Windows 10, I listed several ways to open it in a previous tip.
Here’s another I discovered recently: run “shell:ControlPanelFolder”.
Open the Run dialog, type in shell:ControlPanelFolder, and click OK.
The result will be Control Panel, as displayed at the top of the page.
If this is something you use frequently, you can create a shortcut to “shell:ControlPanelFolder” and place it on your desktop, taskbar, or Start menu as you see fit.
And for what it’s worth, even though Control Panel is somewhat easier to get to in prior versions of Windows, this tip should work there as well.