We can open control panel by clicking Start button and then selecting control panel. But if you are of the type who do not want to use mouse and does most of the things with just keyboard, then you will find this command useful.
Run command to open control panel is ‘control’. So the quick way to launch control panel is to press the
[Win]+[R] combination(to open Run command) and type ‘control’ and then 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.