All Tasks can be accessed through a special Control Panel

It is possible to access a special folder, that will display all tasks available through the normal Control Panel.

NB This tip is NOT compatible with Vista x64, but works fine on Vista 32 bit and Windows 7.

If having created the folder on the desktop and experience that Windows Explorer crashes on Vista x64, then one can open a command prompt and remove the folder with this command (Notice the quotes):

rd “All Tasks.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}”

There are different ways to access this advanced Control Panel:

  • Launch this command through the Start-menu:


  • Create a new folder on the Desktop with the following name:

    All Tasks.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

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