Open My Computer. If you see Control Panel, just drag and drop it to your desktop and a shortcut will be created.
If you don't see Control Panel when you open My Computer, click Tools>Folder Options, and select the View tab. Then scroll down and check the "Show Control Panel in My Computer" box. Then just drag and drop it onto the desktop like above.
You should also be able to drag and drop the Control Panel link on the start menu to the desktop unless you've set it to cascade.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS