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    Microsoft trying to stop you from getting to the old Devices and Printers in Windows

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    Re: Microsoft trying to stop you from getting to the old Devices and Printers in Wind

    please refer to my first post about this. i use this almost daily.... after you have typed control panel in the search bar. you want to view by large icons, not by category. it's located near the top right of the page. when you select large icons, then it will appear as it did before. is it a pain? yes. but we always have to learn something new. if you get a new cell phone or a new vehicle there is always new stuff to learn. microsoft isn't trying to hide it, nor remove it.

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    Re: Microsoft trying to stop you from getting to the old Devices and Printers in Wind

    Quote Originally Posted by Lync View Post
    Classic-Shell hasn't been in active development since 2017, it has been picked up by volunteers and is now called Open-Shell. Are you using Open-Shell? Or does the original Classic-Shell still work on the current version of Windows 11?
    I do like making my computer look like the old Windows 98.
    I'm still using Classic Shell.

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    Re: Microsoft trying to stop you from getting to the old Devices and Printers in Wind

    I am good with almost anything that Microsoft does that forces customers to upgrade their old equipment.

    On a Win 10/11 PC try printmangement.msc

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    Re: Microsoft trying to stop you from getting to the old Devices and Printers in Wind

    This is slightly off-topic but still a cool tip, forget control panel and go straight to God Mode

    1. Make a new (empty) folder on your desktop or USB stick
    2. Rename the folder to: God Mode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
    3. Click on the folder and there you have it, EVERYTHING on one menu

    Works on Win 7 and above, you can put it on your thumb drive full of drivers and other tools so it's there when you need it.
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    Re: Microsoft trying to stop you from getting to the old Devices and Printers in Wind

    Quote Originally Posted by SalesServiceGuy View Post
    I am good with almost anything that Microsoft does that forces customers to upgrade their old equipment.

    On a Win 10/11 PC try printmangement.msc
    Doesn't work for me. Get could not find.

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    Re: Microsoft trying to stop you from getting to the old Devices and Printers in Wind

    Quote Originally Posted by slimslob View Post
    Doesn't work for me. Get could not find.
    printmangement.msc is an optional feature on some builds, you might need to enable it first

    From Microsoft: Enable Printmanagement
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    Re: Microsoft trying to stop you from getting to the old Devices and Printers in Wind

    Quote Originally Posted by Lync View Post
    Why is Microsoft trying to stop you from getting to the old Devices and Printers in Windows?
    Or just making it harder for you to get the the old Devices and Printers?
    Or not even letting you create a shortcut to the old Devices and Printers?
    Because Microsoft is slowly dumping legacy code in Windows. The Control Panel applets were never that intuitive to find for novice users and there have been easier ways to add printers for quite awhile. I'd argue they haven't gotten rid of it fast enough and still have it floating in the code instead of just moving everything into Settings.

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    Re: Microsoft trying to stop you from getting to the old Devices and Printers in Wind

    Quote Originally Posted by slimslob View Post
    Não funciona para mim. Get não foi encontrado.

    printmanagement.msc

    The lyrics were missing.

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    Re: Microsoft trying to stop you from getting to the old Devices and Printers in Wind

    Quote Originally Posted by JimHegs View Post
    This is slightly off-topic but still a cool tip, forget control panel and go straight to God Mode

    1. Make a new (empty) folder on your desktop or USB stick
    2. Rename the folder to: God Mode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
    3. Click on the folder and there you have it, EVERYTHING on one menu

    Works on Win 7 and above, you can put it on your thumb drive full of drivers and other tools so it's there when you need it.
    This is amazing. Thank you.

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    Re: Microsoft trying to stop you from getting to the old Devices and Printers in Wind

    I think they are getting people used to their new way before they eventually remove the Old Devices and Printers completely in a future update of Windows.


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