The way to access the 'control panel' is to go to the windows desktop.
Create a short cut to COMPUTER (info on how to do that is below these instructions) so you have an icon on your desktop called Computer shortcut.
Double click COMPUTER, in the menu area at the top of the window you will see OPEN CONTROL PANEL.
Click on this icon, now, to view the entire contents of the control panel, look for an arrow on the upper right area of this window and look for the words "category", click that little arrow and a drop down menu opens, choose small or large icons.
Now all of the control panel options and shortcuts will be viewable and accessible.
Hope this helps those who are lost with that Metro UI menu and not being able to find options such as the administrative tools menu. You will not find it in the Metro UI.
For those who are lost on how to add the COMPUTER icon to your desktop, click the folder called 'Windows Explorer' on your task bar, on the left will be an icon called computer, right click that and choose add shortcut to desktop.
Hope this has helped anyone who has gotten lost finding the correct control panel.
Edited by MrBruce1959, 20 September 2011 - 06:07 PM.