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Control Panel and activation key question

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#1 Herbert667


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Posted 04 September 2016 - 07:11 AM

Good morning,


a few days ago I upgraded Windows 10 to the version 1607 ( anniversary version )


I cannot find the entries of the control panel anymore and how to delete an item.

With the previous version it was no problem.


Second question:where can I find the activation key for Windows 10 ?


Your help is appreciated



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Posted 04 September 2016 - 08:45 AM

You can always access control panel another way. Right click once on the start button and you should see control panel listed.


After the Anniversary Update 'settings' should show as a little cog wheel when you left click once on the start button. Click on settings and choose 'system'


Then select Apps from left hand side and you can uninstall things that way too.

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 08:54 AM

There is an even easier way to open the Control Panel.  Press the Windows keywindowskey_zps092d5c75.png and the X key at the same time.   Control Panel will be listed in the menu that open, click/tap on it to open it.  Programs and Features is the same as it was previously.


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Edited by dc3, 04 September 2016 - 12:30 PM.

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 11:56 AM

If you regularly access Control Panel, put a shortcut on your desktop. (every computer I have had gets that shortcut on my desktop)

In Windows 10 Control Panel (if you do not see it as described by opera) go to W, click Windows System, which is where Control Panel is listed.

To put a shortcut on your desktop RIGHT click on Control Panel and drag it to your desktop.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 04 September 2016 - 11:57 AM.

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