Adding New Programs to the Windows Control Panel
The Windows Control Panel provides a centralized area where users can adjust their basic computer settings, such as network and power management, display options, sound settings, and firewall protection. Along with these settings, users can also view and manage currently installed programs.
By default, Windows includes a selection of programs that come preinstalled on the Windows Operating System. In addition to these, users can also download and install third-party programs from the internet, such as antivirus software, media players, and web browsers. However, in order to use these new programs, they must be configured and added to the Windows Control Panel.
Below are instructions on how to add new programs to the Windows Control Panel:
Step 1: Start by opening the “Run” dialog box by pressing the Windows Key+R.
Step 2: In the Run dialog box, type “control panel” and press “Enter”. This will open the Windows Control Panel.
Step 3: Once in the Control Panel, select “Programs and Features” from the list of options.
Step 4: Select the “Install a program from the network or CD-ROM” option.
Step 5: Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.
Step 6: After installation is complete, the program should appear in the Control Panel, under “Programs and Features”.
If the program does not appear in the list after installation, try rebooting the computer or manually adding it. To manually add a new program, open the Control Panel and select “Add or Remove Programs.” From here you can search the computer’s hard drive for the program and add it to the Control Panel.
Once the program is installed and added to the Windows Control Panel, you can access and configure it at any time. This includes changing settings, updating the program, and uninstalling it when no longer needed. By taking a few moments to add new programs to the Windows Control Panel, you will make them easier to find and manage.