The control panel in Windows 8 can be found by typing the command Windows Key+S into the keyboard and searching for "Control Panel" in the search bar. The panel can also be found by opening the charms bar, clicking "Settings" and then clicking "Control Panel."
Windows 8 allows the control panel to be found by using any search bar located on the main tile screen and by typing "Control Panel." Another simple way to find the control panel is to open up File Explorer from the task bar or start screen. Once the file explorer is opened, the Control Panel icon is located at the top of the window in the "System" category.