Control Panel

The Control Panel is a section of Microsoft Windows that enables a user to change various computer hardware and software features. Settings for the mouse, display, sound, network, and keyboard represent just a few examples of what may be modified in the Control Panel. Below are some examples of how the Control Panel appeared in Windows.

Evolution of the Windows Control Panel

Windows 10 Control Panel

Microsoft Windows 7 Control Panel
Microsoft Windows 7 Control Panel

Microsoft Windows XP Control Panel
Microsoft Windows XP Control Panel

Microsoft Windows 98 Control Panel
Microsoft Windows 98 Control Panel

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Also see: Add/Remove programs, Control, cPanel, Operating system terms