Lean run command to open control panel on a Windows computer. Control panel shows links to various configuration utilities, which are handy for administrators for computer maintenance. Run command to open control panel is ‘control’. You can follow the below steps to launch control panel.
- Open Run window from Start menu. Alternatively, you can press the shortcut key combinations
- Type in
controland press enter.
This works on all Windows editions – Windows 7, Windows 7 and Server 2008, Server 2012 editions.
Launch Control panel as administrator
We can use
runas command to launch any program with a different user credentials. If you need to run control panel with administrator privileges, use the below command. We can run this either from Run window or from command prompt. In both the cases you would be prompted for administrator’s password.
runas /user:administrator control
C:\runas /user:administrator control Enter the password for administrator: Attempting to start control as user "MYPC\administrator" ...
It opens up control panel window after printing the above message.