Another blow to the classic Windows: why the Control Panel disappears from Windows 10

Ever since the first versions of Windows 95, the Control Panel section has made your life easier when it comes to customizing the experience of using a PC. It will now be removed from Windows 10.

Microsoft’s latest operating system has undergone many changes since it was first launched in July 2015. Some are more discreet than others, all are free, but they don’t necessarily help you do it faster.

Ever since the first version of Windows 10, or even in the days of Windows 8, the Redmond giant tried to force you to migrate to Settings to change various parameters in Windows. However, Control Panel was also kept alive for older users or for some more technical details that you didn’t find in Settings yet.

Although he still has a lot of fans, the old Control Panel seems to have come to an end. After you have installed the latest version of Windows 10 called 20H2 or October 2020, when you access the System section of the Control Panel, you will be automatically redirected to the Settings window of Windows 10. You get to the same place and click right on This PC and opt for Properties in File Explorer or other corners of Windows.

Microsoft has become so ambitious when it comes to removing shortcuts to that section of the Control Panel that not even third-party tools can make it easier for you to access what you know. There are no shortcuts to keys or commands to type in the Run window to get to the old System window you’ve known for over 30 years.

In theory, from Settings you can do what you did before, and the new interface is optimized for touch-sensitive panels. The major problem is that you have to learn new things, and when you face an urgent problem that you knew exactly how to solve, there is a good chance that you will get angry.


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