Of course, in Windows 8.1 you can pin Control Panel to the taskbar or access it from quick settings menu or Start Screen. However, if you would like to know how to create Control Panel shortcut on desktop, here is how it is.
1. Right-click on an empty place on the desktop and select “New” option followed by the “Shortcut” submenu.
2. In the new window that pops ups, enter the path to the control panel executable as shown in the image below.
3. For the location of the item type in C:\Windows\System32\control.exe and then click on the Next button.
On your desktop, there will be an icon for the Control Panel. Just click it to open. That’s it! Leave your views in the comment section below.