Show Control Panel as a menu in Windows XP

The Control Panel in the modern Start Menu of Windows XP is shown as a link. But if you want to show it as an expandable menu, then you can do so very easily. This way you can select a Control Panel item right from the Start Menu. Here is how :

  1. Right click anywhere on the Start Menu and select Properties.
  2. In the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties window, click on the Customize button as shown,

  3. In the Customize Start Menu window, select the Advanced tab.
  4. select Display as a menu as the Control Panel option under the Start menu items,

  5. Click OK button to save the changes.