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control panel on start menu

By bf ·
nt 4.0
i know that one can put control panel on the start menu through the registry, i was wondering if anyone knows how it is done? thanks.
ie. start menu, control panel folder, then all the options without having to open control panel

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by DLe In reply to control panel on start me ...

No need to mess around with the Registry...

Open Control Panel, right click on an item and select Create Shortcut. This will create a shortcut on your desktop.

If you want to add the shortcut to Start menu, just right-click on Start button and select Explore. Drag the shortcut to the Start Menu folder.

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by Koan Me In reply to control panel on start me ...

To add Control Panel to the Start Menu (so that you can open the individual Applets from a menu):
Open the Start Menu folder in Explorer by right-clicking on the Start button and choosing Explore. In the right-hand pane, right-click on an empty area and select New and Folder. In the field for the name, type this exactly:

ControlPaneI.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-O8002B30309D}

You can create similar cascading menus for your printers and Dial-Up Networking connections by following the same procedure with these folder names:

PrInters.{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-O8002B30309D}

DialUpNet.{992CFFA0-F557-101A-88EC-00DD010CCC48}

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by axmand In reply to control panel on start me ...

Create a shortcut for the Control Panel and place this one in the Desktop. Click Right mouse and Cut the Shortcut. Then go to Start, Settings, TaskBar&StartMenu, StartMenu Programs, Advanced, Click on StartMenu and Paste.
That's it.

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by mmohammed In reply to control panel on start me ...

The first step is find the system ID of the folder you want to add, these ID's can be found under the [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID] key. The Control Panel's key is called [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}] and the ID is thelast set of number after CLSID, in this case '{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}'.

Once you've found the ID the hard work is done, now all you need to do is right-click on the Start button and chose open.

Now create a new folder with the name of the folder followed by a dot and the folder ID. For Control Panel create a new folder called 'Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}'. The new folder should now change into the Control Panel logo. Close the explorer window and click on the Start button, and there should now be a new expanding folder for the Control Panel.


Here is the answer. It is not recommended to play with registry.
Good Luck

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by DLe In reply to control panel on start me ...

Is it just me or people are repeating answers here???

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