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How to access control panel in windows 8 Professional

I have just installed Windows 8 professional.
how do I access the control panel and is it possible to get a command shell prompt so that I can run secpol.cmd etc..
Why does Microsoft continue to dumb-down the user interface? Presumably to deter users from understanding the operating system ?
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If you're using a mouse you can also move the mouse to the bottom left corner of the screen and right click.  You'll get a menu that includes Command Prompt and Control Panel access among other things.  (Screen shot included)

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Thanks for your prompt reply.
Best thing to remember for Win8 and Server 2012 is key combination of Win+X (hold down windows key and press x) as this will open a menu option where you can select Control Panel, Programs and Features, Run, etc.