Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused.
We have made some changes that blocked the update of Telerik Control Panel but now everything should work as expected.
Based on the provided information, I suppose that the Telerik Control Panel is not installed. I have attached the latest version of our Control Panel into the attachments - Telerik.CommonInstaller.ControlPanel.msi.zip
Could you please try to download it, unzip it, install it and let us know in case the issue still persists?
When it comes to your question, the described workflow is not as the expected one. There are two ways in which to start our Telerik Control Panel - with its executable file (.exe) and from its shortcuts (after it has been installed).
The first approach (using the .exe file), will open the Telerik Control Panel and will install itself with the other selected for installation products.
Once the Control Panel is installed, a desktop and a start menu shortcuts are created on your machine and the Control Panel's files are deployed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Telerik. One of the benefits of having the Control Panel installed is the auto-updates of the installed version.
I hope this helps. I am looking forward to your feedback.
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