How to Open the System Control Panel in Windows 10

Microsoft says the System option in the Control Panel has been removed from Windows 10. As of the October 2020 Update, there is no way to access it. Here is a hidden command that opens the System Control Panel if it is missing. This command also works for the May 2020 Update.

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Microsoft says the System option in the Control Panel  has been removed from Windows 10. As of the October 2020 Update,  there is no way to access it. There is a hidden command that opens the System Control Panel if it is missing. This command also works for the May 2020 Update.

This is for devices running Windows 10 operating system

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Run the Command

To run the command, press Windows+R to open the Run dialog. Next, copy and paste the following command into the Run dialog, then press Enter or click OK.

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

Refer to below image:

Control Panel 1
Entering Run command for the System panel

Now, your System Control Panel will be displayed. See below image:

Control Panel 2
The System Control panel

Create a Shortcut

If you want easier access, you can create a shortcut that opens it. Here’s how to do this.

On your desktop or in any folder, right-click and select

New > Shortcut

See following image:

Control 3
Setup shortcut

Now, in the Type Location box, copy and paste the the following command

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

and press Next. Refer to below image:

Control Panel 4
Entering shortcut command

Next, assign a name for the shortcut and click Finish. In my example, it is named System Control Panel. See below image:

Control Panel 5
Assigning a name for the shortcut

Change Shortcut Icon

To change its icon, right-click it, and select

Properties > Shortcut tab > Change icon

Then, choose an icon and click OK.

Microsoft may remove the System pane completely from future versions of Windows 10. If so, this command will stop working.

Thanks to Spartan@HIDevolution on the NotebookReview forums for discovering this command!

That’s it. You now have a shortcut that opens the System Control Panel. I hope you have found this post helpful. If so, click the Tweet icon below. This will launch Twitter where you click its icon to post the Tweet.

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I am Raymond Oglesby, an Information Technology (IT) specialist with 30 years in the field. I have taught Microsoft Applications and troubleshot computers in 15 countries and many States. My career was focused on mainframes and desktops from application development to implementation. I have written hundreds of programs for various architectures. I decided to start a blog to share my knowledge and experiences with you. I plan on updating this blog at least twice a week about smart phone apps to Windows. Please feel free to leave a Comment or Tweet. I would love to hear from you. Do you have a computer tech question? I will do my best to answer your inquiry. Please mention the app and version that you are using. To help me out, you can send screenshots of your data related to your question.

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