Add Control Panel and SearchControl Panel - To create a shortcut to the Control Panel, click the Windows 7 Start button and this time, type Control Panel in the Search box. Then follow the above steps to create a shortcut on the Desktop. In keeping with the Classic Start Menu, you'll want to rename this shortcut Settings.
Search - To create a shortcut to Search, right click on the Desktop and select the New | Shortcut command. When you see the Create Shortcut dialog box, type the following command in the Location text box. Be sure to include the colon at the very end of the command.
To continue, click Next and save the shortcut with the name Search.
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