Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
The Control Panel is one of the most useful places in Windows XP to go when you need to change a setting or reconfigure a feature or function. It consists of a group of individual applets, and each applet deals with a specific part of your system.
Typically on most Windows XP systems, the Control Panel can be accessed directly from the Start menu, either as a submenu or as a link. However, you can also add the Control Panel to your My Computer folder, so that when you open My Computer, a link to the Control Panel will appear toward the bottom of the window. It will be displayed in the "Other" category (below "Hard Disk Drives" and "Devices with Removable Storage").
To enable the Control Panel to be displayed in My Computer, follow the steps below:
A. Open My Computer (or any other folder).
B. Click Tools on the menu bar.
C. Choose Folder Options.
D. In the Folder Options window, click on the View tab.
E. Scroll down the list of advanced settings until you see an option labeled "Show Control Panel in My Computer."
F. Put a check in the box next to that option.
G. Click Apply to save the change, or click OK to save and exit.
Now open My Computer -- you should see the Control Panel icon under your storage devices. If you ever want to remove the Control Panel icon from My Computer, follow the steps above but remove the check mark from the display option and then click Apply or OK.
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