How to Open the Classic “System” Control Panel on Windows 10

Classic System Control Panel on Windows 10
Classic System Control Panel on Windows 10

Do you know how to open the Classic System Control Panel on Windows 10? Microsoft removed the old or classic system properties Control Panel from the Windows 10. As per the recent update of Oct 2020 (20H2), there is no chance to access and use it– or is there? But we will show some command through which you can open and access the System Control Panel. Here are the steps to follow and access the Classic System Control Panel on Windows 10.

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Where is Control Panel? 

You can access and use the Control Panel to change the Windows settings. These settings control and adjust closely all the things about how Windows works and looks, and you can use them to set up Windows so that it is just right for you.

Open Control Panel on Windows 10

The users of Windows 10 can access the control panel by going to the search box on the taskbar, enter the control panel, and then select Control Panel in the search result.

Open Control Panel on Windows 8.1 / Windows RT 8.1

Go to the right edge of the screen and swipe in, click Search and type Control Panel in the search dialog box, and then click or tap Control Panel.

Open Control Panel on Windows 7

Select the Start button, and then click on the Control Panel

How to Make Accessing the Classic System Control Panel in Windows 10 Easier

To make it easy to access the classic system control panel in Windows 10. Here are these steps to follow:

  1. Type Run in the Window search bar and select the Run app to open it or Press the Windows+R command to open the Run dialog
  2. Then Copy and Paste the below command into the Run dialog box and hit the Enter key. (See Below command)
  3. The System Control Panel will appear on your screen with entire its previous glory!
explorer.exe shell:::{BB06C0E4-D293-4f75-8A90-CB05B6477EEE}
Open Run and Enter command in Run Dialog box
Open Run and Enter command in Run Dialog box
How to Open the Classic “System” Control Panel on Windows 10
How to Open the Classic “System” Control Panel on Windows 10

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How to Create A Shortcut System Control Panel

In case you Miss this page and want to make it easier to access and use, you can create a desktop shortcut that opens it.

  1. Go to your Desktop or a folder,
  2. Right-click on it and select the New>Shortcut
  3. Enter the command in the “Type Location” box and select the Next option (See Below)
  4. Give a Name to the shortcut whatever you wish or like–for example, Classic System or System
explorer.exe shell:::{BB06C0E4-D293-4f75-8A90-CB05B6477EEE}
Select New then Shortcut in the context menu
Select New then Shortcut in the context menu
Enter the command into the Create Shortcut dialog
Enter the command into the Create Shortcut dialog
Name your shortcut
Name your shortcut

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How to Change the Shortcut icon System Control Panel

When you create a shortcut and that navigates the System Control Panel and you want to change the shortcut icon then follow the given steps:

  1. Right-Click on the Shortcut
  2. Select the Properties option from the menu at the bottom
  3. Click the Shortcut tab
  4. Then click the Change icon and choose whatever icon you want then click OK
  5. Finally, click on Apply and Ok to change your shortcut icon as you wish
Right-Click on System Shortcut file and Select Properties
Right-Click on System Shortcut file and Select Properties
Go to Shortcut Tab, Change icon
Go to Shortcut Tab, Change icon
Select the icon and OK
Select the icon and OK
Click on Apply and OK button to change shortcut icon
Click on Apply and OK button to change shortcut icon

Read: How to Create a Shutdown Icon in Windows 8 or 8.1

We tested this on Windows 10’s final October 2020 Update, also known as 20H2. Microsoft may remove the System pane completely from future versions of Windows 10. If so, this command will stop working. Visit to learn how to Create a Shutdown Icon in Windows 10.

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