In the Windows 20H2 update, Microsoft hid the System page in the control panel. However, you can still open and access the System page in Control Panel. Here’s how.
It’s no secret that Microsoft is moving from the old control panel to the new Settings app. With each Windows 10 update, some control panel page or option is being ported to the Settings app. If Microsoft is confident enough, it is either removing or hiding that specific module or page from the Control Panel and redirects you to the Settings app. Over the years, Microsoft ported many modules to the Settings app and even redirect to the new page whenever you try to open it in the Control Panel.
One such option Microsoft removed from Control Panel in the latest version of Windows 10 is the System page. As most of you know, the System page gives all the basic yet very useful details about your system hardware and Windows 10 activation status. You can think of it as an “About” page of your system. Since the new settings app already has all that information Microsoft chose to phase out the old relic.
That being said, with a simple trick, you can still open and access the System page in the Control Panel. After all, compared to the Settings app, the old System page is compact and good looking. So, without further ado, let me show you the steps to open the System page in Control Panel.
Steps to Open System Page in Control Panel
Since the System page in Control Panel is hidden and not accessible the regular way, we have to create a simple shortcut. Using that shortcut, you can open the Control Panel’s system page. Here’re the steps you should follow.
- First, right-click on the desktop.
- Select the “New → Shortcut” option to create a new shortcut.
- In the blank field, paste the below code.
- Click the “Next” button to continue.
- Type “System Info” as the name in the blank field.
- Click the “Finish” button.
- You will have a new System shortcut on the desktop.
From now on, whenever you want to open the System page in the control panel, double-click on the shortcut we just created. It will immediately launch the System page.
Do keep in mind that this is just a workaround for now and it only works because Microsoft just hid the page. If Microsoft completely removed it form the control panel in future Windows 10 versions, this workaround will not work. That being said, for now, this hack works just fine.
I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible. If you like this article, check out how open control panel in Windows 10 and how to open different control panel module with run commands.