5 Ways to Quickly Open the System Window on Windows 10

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From Windows 10 October 2020 update, Microsoft removed the System window from the control panel. However, the information is not gone forever; it now lives in settings as an About page. Here are five ways to quickly open the System window on your PC.

If you haven’t installed the Windows 10 October 2020 Update yet, these shortcuts will open the System page in Control Panel.

Use a keyboard shortcut

Press Windows + Pause / Pause to open the About System window.ojovago / Shutterstock

Perhaps the fastest way to open the System> About window is to press Windows + Pause / Pause simultaneously. You can run this handy shortcut from anywhere in Windows, and it will work instantly.

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In file explorer

You can also access the System window through File Explorer. Just open an Explorer window and right click on “This PC” in the sidebar. From the menu that opens, select “Properties” and the System window will open immediately.

From your office, first method

Similar to the above method, if you have a “This PC” shortcut on your desktop, right-click on it, then select “Properties”. The System window will then appear.

If you want add a “This PC” shortcut to your desktop, visit System> Personalization> Themes> Desktop icon settings. Then just check the box next to the “Computer” option in the “Desktop Icons” list.

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From your desktop, method two

If you have a “This PC” shortcut on your Windows 10 desktop, there is another way to use it to quickly open the System window. First, bring up the desktop, then press Alt and double-click “This PC”.

Type a special execute command

You can also open the System window via a command prompt or the Run window.

To do this, press Windows + R to open a Run window. In the “Open:” text box, type control / name Microsoft.System, and then click “OK.” The System window will then appear – handy, right?

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