Method 1:

Step 1: Go to the bottom right hand side corner  of the computer screen. The Charms bar will appear.Screenshot is given below. Next Select the Search charm.

Windows 8 Charms Bar

Step 2:  Type the Control panel in the search and press enter.  That will take you to the Windows 8 Control Panel.

Search Control Panel

Video demonstration of opening Windows 8 Control Panel.

 

Method 2:

Step 1: Right click on the bottom left hand side of the computer and select the Control Panel. Screenshot is given below.

Windows 8 Power user tasks menu

When you follow the method 1 or method 2, the Control Panel will appear (Screenshot is given below). You will be able to view, change basic system settings and manage the computer.

Windows 8 Control Panel