List of Control Panel Commands

Below I am giving a list of Control Panel Commands which is going to very helpful for advanced Windows users. Please note some of these may work on other versions too and some may not. Control Panel Commands You can use Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10.

List of Control Panel Commands
List of Control Panel Commands

List of Control Panel Commands:

Control Panel AppletCommandOS Version
Add Features to Windows 8control /name Microsoft.WindowsAnytimeUpgrade8
Add Hardwarecontrol /name Microsoft.AddHardwareVista
control hdwwiz.cplXP
Accessibility Optionscontrol access.cplXP
Action Centercontrol /name Microsoft.ActionCenter8, 7
control wscui.cpl8, 7
Add or Remove Programscontrol appwiz.cplXP,7,8,10
Administrative Toolscontrol /name Microsoft.AdministrativeTools8, 7, Vista
control admintools8, 7, Vista, XP
Automatic Updatescontrol wuaucpl.cplXP
AutoPlaycontrol /name Microsoft.AutoPlay8, 7, Vista
Credential Managercontrol /name Microsoft.CredentialManager8, 7
Client Service for NetWarecontrol nwc.cplXP
Date and Timecontrol /name Microsoft.DateAndTime8, 7, Vista
control timedate.cpl8, 7,10, Vista
control date/time8, 7, Vista, XP
Backup and Restore Centercontrol /name Microsoft.BackupAndRestoreCenterVista
Backup and Restorecontrol /name Microsoft.BackupAndRestore7
Biometric Devicescontrol /name Microsoft.BiometricDevices8, 7
BitLocker Drive Encryptioncontrol /name Microsoft.BitLockerDriveEncryption8, 7, Vista
Bluetooth Devicescontrol bthprops.cpl138, 7, Vista
control /name Microsoft.BluetoothDevicesVista
Color Managementcontrol /name Microsoft.ColorManagement8, 7, Vista
Default Locationcontrol /name Microsoft.DefaultLocation7
Default Programscontrol /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms8, 7, Vista
Desktop Gadgetscontrol /name Microsoft.DesktopGadgets7
Device Managercontrol /name Microsoft.DeviceManager8, 7, Vista
control hdwwiz.cpl8, 7, Vista
devmgmt.msc8, 7, Vista, XP3
Devices and Printerscontrol /name Microsoft.DevicesAndPrinters8, 7
control printers8, 7,10
Displaycontrol /name Microsoft.Display8, 7
control desk.cplXP
control desktopXP
Ease of Access Centercontrol /name Microsoft.EaseOfAccessCenter8, 7, Vista
control access.cpl8, 7,10,Vista
Get Programscontrol /name Microsoft.GetPrograms8, 7, Vista
Getting Startedcontrol /name Microsoft.GettingStarted7
Home Groupcontrol /name Microsoft.HomeGroup8, 7
Indexing Optionscontrol /name Microsoft.IndexingOptions8, 7,10, Vista
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL srchadmin.dll8, 7, Vista, XP
Family Safetycontrol /name Microsoft.ParentalControls8
File Historycontrol /name Microsoft.FileHistory8
Flash Player Settings Managercontrol flashplayercplapp.cpl8
Folder Optionscontrol /name Microsoft.FolderOptions8, 7, Vista
control folders8, 7, 10,Vista, XP
Fontscontrol /name Microsoft.Fonts8, 7, Vista
control fonts8, 7, Vista, XP
Game Controllerscontrol /name Microsoft.GameControllers8, 7, Vista
control joy.cpl8, 7, Vista, XP
Infraredcontrol /name Microsoft.Infrared8, 7
control irprops.cpl8, 7, Vista
control /name Microsoft.InfraredOptionsVista
Internet Optionscontrol /name Microsoft.InternetOptions8, 7, Vista
control inetcpl.cpl8, 7,10,Vista, XP
iSCSI Initiatorcontrol /name Microsoft.iSCSIInitiator8, 7, Vista
Keyboardcontrol /name Microsoft.Keyboard8, 7, Vista
control keyboard8, 7, Vista, XP
Languagecontrol /name Microsoft.Language8
Location and Other Sensorscontrol /name Microsoft.LocationAndOtherSensors7
Location Settingscontrol /name Microsoft.LocationSettings8
Mail4control mlcfg32.cpl58, 7, Vista, XP
Mousecontrol /name Microsoft.Mouse8, 7, Vista
control main.cpl8, 7, 10,Vista
control mouse8, 7, Vista, XP
Network and Sharing Centercontrol /name Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter8, 7, Vista
Network Connectionscontrol ncpa.cpl8, 7, Vista
control netconnections8, 7, Vista, XP
Network Setup Wizardcontrol netsetup.cpl8, 7, Vista, XP
Notification Area Iconscontrol /name Microsoft.NotificationAreaIcons8, 7
ODBC Data Source Administratorcontrol odbccp32.cplXP
Offline Filescontrol /name Microsoft.OfflineFiles8, 7, Vista
Parental Controlscontrol /name Microsoft.ParentalControls7, Vista
Pen and Input Devicescontrol /name Microsoft.PenAndInputDevicesVista
control tabletpc.cplVista
Pen and Touchcontrol /name Microsoft.PenAndTouch8, 7
control tabletpc.cpl8, 7
People Near Mecontrol /name Microsoft.PeopleNearMe7, Vista
control collab.cpl7, Vista
Performance Information and Toolscontrol /name Microsoft.PerformanceInformationAndTools8, 7, Vista
Personalizationcontrol /name Microsoft.Personalization8, 7, Vista
control desktop8, 7, Vista
Phone and Modem Optionscontrol /name Microsoft.PhoneAndModemOptionsVista
control telephon.cplVista, XP
Phone and Modemcontrol /name Microsoft.PhoneAndModem8, 7
control telephon.cpl8, 7
Power Optionscontrol /name Microsoft.PowerOptions8, 7, Vista
control powercfg.cpl8, 7,10 Vista, XP
Printers and Faxescontrol printersXP
Printerscontrol /name Microsoft.PrintersVista
control printersVista
Problem Reports and Solutionscontrol /name Microsoft.ProblemReportsAndSolutionsVista
Programs and Featurescontrol /name Microsoft.ProgramsAndFeatures8, 7, Vista
control appwiz.cpl8, 7, Vista
Recoverycontrol /name Microsoft.Recovery8, 7
Regioncontrol /name Microsoft.RegionAndLanguage8
control intl.cpl8
control international8
Region and Languagecontrol /name Microsoft.RegionAndLanguage7
control intl.cpl7
control international7
Regional and Language Optionscontrol /name Microsoft.RegionalAndLanguageOptionsVista
control intl.cplVista
control internationalVista, XP
RemoteApp and Desktop Connectionscontrol /name Microsoft.RemoteAppAndDesktopConnections8, 7
Scanners and Camerascontrol /name Microsoft.ScannersAndCameras8, 7, Vista
control sticpl.cplXP
Scheduled Taskscontrol schedtasksXP7
Screen Resolutioncontrol desk.cpl8, 7
Security Centercontrol /name Microsoft.SecurityCenterVista
control wscui.cplXP
Software Explorers8msascui.exe9XP
Soundcontrol /name Microsoft.Sound8, 7
control /name Microsoft.AudioDevicesAndSoundThemesVista
control mmsys.cpl8, 7, Vista
Sounds and Audio Devicescontrol mmsys.cplXP
Speech Recognition Optionscontrol /name Microsoft.SpeechRecognitionOptionsVista
Speech Recognitioncontrol /name Microsoft.SpeechRecognition8, 7
Speechcontrol sapi.cpl10XP
Storage Spacescontrol /name Microsoft.StorageSpaces8
Sync Centercontrol /name Microsoft.SyncCenter8, 7, Vista
Systemcontrol /name Microsoft.System8, 7, Vista
control sysdm.cplXP,7,8,10
Windows Defendercontrol /name Microsoft.WindowsDefender8, 7, Vista
Windows Firewallcontrol /name Microsoft.WindowsFirewall8, 7, Vista
control firewall.cpl8, 7, Vista, XP
Windows Marketplacecontrol /name Microsoft.GetProgramsOnlineVista
Windows Mobility Centercontrol /name Microsoft.MobilityCenter8, 7, Vista
Windows Sidebar Propertiescontrol /name Microsoft.WindowsSidebarPropertiesVista
Windows SideShowcontrol /name Microsoft.WindowsSideShow8,7, Vista
Windows Updatecontrol /name Microsoft.WindowsUpdate8, 7, Vista
Wireless Linkcontrol irprops.cplXP
User Accountscontrol /name Microsoft.UserAccounts8, 7, Vista
control userpasswords8, 7, Vista, XP
Welcome Centercontrol /name Microsoft.WelcomeCenterVista
Windows 7 File Recoverycontrol /name Microsoft.BackupAndRestore8
Windows Anytime Upgradecontrol /name Microsoft.WindowsAnytimeUpgrade7, Vista
Windows CardSpacecontrol /name Microsoft.CardSpace7, Vista
control infocardcpl.cpl7, Vista
System Propertiescontrol sysdm.cpl8, 7, Vista
Tablet PC Settingscontrol /name Microsoft.TabletPCSettings8, 7, Vista
Task Scheduler7control schedtasks8, 7, Vista
Taskbarcontrol /name Microsoft.Taskbar8
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 18
Taskbar and Start Menucontrol /name Microsoft.TaskbarAndStartMenu7, Vista
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 17, Vista, XP
Text to Speechcontrol /name Microsoft.TextToSpeech8, 7, Vista
Troubleshootingcontrol /name Microsoft.Troubleshooting8, 7

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