The control panel is a window that shows and gives access to all the settings that are configurable inside windows. Some non windows programs such as anti-virus programs can also be located in the control panel, since they are directly involved in the windows operating system.
Acces to the panel
To reach this panel, on start then move the mouse pointer and select Control Panel which is on the right side about half way down the start panel, and on it.
or classic view, which one can select on the left side of the window and select classic view, and you will notice that in the classic window, the category option is available.
These displays of the control panel are identical, except that the content is arranged slightly differently.