In Windows 8, Old Control Panel access is not that much easy. To get the easy access you have to go through the Metro Control Panel or from the explorer other way round. Here is something for you:
Tutorial to Add the Old Control Panel to the Metro Start Screen in Windows 8
In initial stages, you need to put up a shortcut, hit right on the desktop and Select the “New Shortcut.”
For the location, type the following:
Give a suitable name to it.
From the Right Click of the desktop, move to context menu, navigate to the Properties.
Hit the Change Icon button, when the Dialog opens.
Copy the following into the textbox:
Hit the Control Panel and select OK.
Now, at the ending stages, just simply hit right on the shortcut and choose the “Pin to Start” from context menu.
Now that’s all you need to do, you have design a new shortcut for your own use. Enjoy It.