Tips on how to access classic pages such as the Control Panel system on Windows 10 20H2

Control Panel has always been one of the most classic and useful features in Windows 10, but Microsoft is migrating its features to more modern setup apps. In Windows 10 October 2020 feature updates and later, the System page of the User Access Control Panel is redirected to the About page in the Settings app. However, Microsoft still allows users to “bypass” redirects and access the System page of the Control Panel again.

Tips on how to access classic pages such as the Control Panel system on Windows 10 20H2

You want access to the classic control panel-based property menu in Windows 10 20H2 and later

1. Open the control panel from the Start menu or Windows Search

2. In the control panel, click on the address bar

3. Enter “System” and tap the enter key, and do not select the content of the address bar recommendation page. Or you can access it by entering “Control Panel,System and SecuritySystem” directly on the address bar.

In the preview update, Microsoft removed all shortcuts that allow users to access the Control Panel System page. Users cannot right-click on properties in File Manager to open the System page. Microsoft has even blocked CLSID-based IDs and third-party applications. Open Shell and Classic Shell are no longer able to start hidden system programs in Control Panel.

Tips on how to access classic pages such as the Control Panel system on Windows 10 20H2

Tips on how to access classic pages such as the Control Panel system on Windows 10 20H2

In the latest preview, Microsoft is testing a new Flag that automatically jumps “Programs and Features” in the Control Panel to “Apps and Features” in the Settings app.