How to display Administrative Tools in Windows 8 Start Screen

Administrative Tools Windows 8

On Windows 8, Administrative Tools (Event Viewer, Performance Monitor, Computer Management, Services, Task Scheduler, etc.) are not displayed by default in the new Start Screen. If you are tech-savvy, you may use these tools quite often. Well, then, here I am going to show you a quick way to display these tools. Follow these 2 easy steps to display Administrative Tools on the Start Screen:

  1. Use the Windows key+ C shortcut to bring the Charms Bar.

  2. Click on Settings.

  3. From the Start menu, click on Settings.

  4. Swipe to Yes on the Show administrative tools option. 

    Display administrative tools - Start settings Windows 8

That’s all there is to it. Now go back to the Windows 8 Start Screen and all Administrative Tools should be listed.

Administrative Tools Start Screen Windows 8

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].