Find the System Settings in Windows 10

In Windows 10, you can still open the classic System Control Panel window, now replaced by the About page in Settings

Those who have already installed the Windows 10 20H2 version , officially released in October 2020, may have noticed that the Control Panel has become much more restricted than in the past . This is because Microsoft is slowly transferring Control Panel options and settings into the Settings app, version after version of Windows 10.

Starting with the Windows 10 20H2 version, one of the most important sections of the Control Panel disappears from the Control Panel: System Settings . This page showed information about the version of Windows installed and details about the PC being used, including information about the CPU, installed RAM, 64-bit operating system, and so on, as well as links to important tools such as Device Manager and System Restore (as described in the past in the System settings guide in the Control Panel ).

The System section of the Windows 10 Control Panel is now replaced by the Settings app screen , under the System -> Information section . This page in Settings contains virtually all the information from the old control panel, including computer specifications and Windows operating system details. A great improvement is the ability to copy and paste this information into other apps as well using the ” Copy ” button .

Scrolling down the About page , you will find links to open the Device Manager , Remote Desktop , System Protection and Advanced System Settings and Rename PC tools .

Those who are already protesting about this change can still open the old System Control Panel window , which has not (for the moment) been removed from Windows 10, but only hidden.

To open the classic System window of the Control Panel in Windows 10 , you must press the Windows-R keys together or press the right button on the Start menu to open Run and type the following command:

explorer.exe shell ::: {BB06C0E4-D293-4f75-8A90-CB05B6477EEE}

If you want a quick desktop shortcut to open this page right click on an empty space, select New> Shortcut . As the link path, write:

explorer.exe shell ::: {BB06C0E4-D293-4f75-8A90-CB05B6477EEE}

Give it a name and, optionally, change the icon.


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