As the name suggest Control panel is the control centre for Windows based Operating systems. The Control Panel allows users to view and perform basic system settings and controls, such as adding hardware, adding and removing software, controlling user accounts, setting permissions, setting your network connections and changing accessibility options etc. If you call up any computer support company or refer to online pc help website, you can gather the information and usage of control panel.
Since the launch of first versions of windows based operating systems, the features and controlling power of Control Panel has also came a long way; not only in terms of functionality but also the look and feel of the control panel. In case you want to know the control panel of windows 98 and windows vista refer to any online pc repair website. In windows vista there are two types of views of control panel one is control panel home and another is classic view. The main difference between them is Interface; classic view is elaborated view where in you can see the different options available under one heading and we can see all the options there altogether. In control panel home view, we cannot see all the options together however they are grouped.
In windows vista some of the options are same as that of windows XP and some of options are renamed. There are some more options added like Appearance Settings, Firewall, Folder Options Info card, Scanners and Cameras, Text to Speech and Task Scheduler has been added. Add/Remove Programs are named as programs and features and some of the new options. Like every other release of operating system of Microsoft Vista also have some vulnerability to threats which can easily be taken care of by your computer repair company or one can refer to the solution through online pc repair websites or forums.
Control panel is also very useful tool to troubleshoot simple to complex issues and you can troubleshoot it yourself. The information about troubleshooting issues related to control panel are available on computer repair websites most of which are free of cost and you do not have to call in your computer support company. We can launch the control panel by simply writing control in the run box. The control panel file is located in the system root of the operating system and can also be accessed from there.
Step by step information of how to use control panel is freely available of Microsoft website and can also be found on various computer support websites like Dell, HP, and Acer etc. Computer support now days are getting costlier and sometime even it tends to become heavy on pocket. It is advisable to look forward for some free advice available on computer support website or look for some computer support company which give you value for money. However as a suggestion follow the instructions for troubleshooting issues which can be fixed through usage of control panel provided by legitimate Computer Support Company or Microsoft.