In windows 7 systems, users can configure devices through the control panel, but the traditional control panel in the Windows 10 system is no longer sufficient for modernization, so Microsoft continues to integrate it into a new setup app, waiting for the control panel to end up being eliminated by Microsoft.
In several recent preview updates, we can see that Microsoft is actively moving a number of system options in the Control Panel to the Settings app. This means that to set these options on a Windows 10 system, you have to go to the Settings app, and even access to the control panel is redirected to the Settings app.
Microsoft hasn’t finalized the final retirement time for the control panel, but retirement is only a matter of time as features move to setup apps.
So is it the right thing for Microsoft to switch from control panel to setting up the app?
If you ask Windows 7 users who plan to upgrade to Windows 10, you may get a negative answer. So the new settings app doesn’t provide a familiar user experience.
It’s no secret that many users refuse to upgrade to Windows 10 because they want to stick with Windows 7’s traditional desktop. So they don’t think switching to Windows 10 is worth switching to, especially since this operating system is greeted by the Microsoft Store, Cortana, Action Center, and other modern features that change the way they use their computers.
Although the control panel is still part of Windows 10, Microsoft plans to discard the system options for the control panel. In Windows 10 Build 20161, Microsoft has started redirecting the control panel’s system page to the settings of the About page, which is located under The Settings.
The control panel and Windows search link that will open the system information page in the control panel will now direct the user to the settings of the About page. In addition, Microsoft has updated the settings for the About page so that users’ device information can be copied. This suggests that Microsoft is finally planning to simplify the setup experience on Windows 10. Microsoft, however, does nare not bury the control panel in the short term, but plans to bring the settings closer to the control panel.