Microsoft delivers knockout Windows 10 blow to much-loved Control Panel feature

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Windows 10 fans running this version of the OS or newer will be prevented from accessing the System page of Control Panel.

This is a result of Microsoft activating a flag which redirects Windows 10 users trying to open System in Control Panel to the About page in System > Settings.

And that’s not the only change Microsoft has made to Control Panel, with the Windows 10 makers removing all shortcuts that allowed users access to retired pages of Control Panel.

If a Windows 10 user tries to open a retired Control Panel page they are instead brought to the About page.

Preview builds of Windows 10 have shown Microsoft isn’t stopping there, with a flag being tested that will redirect those trying to access ‘Programs and Features’ in Control Panel to the Apps & Features section in Settings instead.

Sources familiar with development plans have told Windows Latest that Microsoft are planning on dropping support for other Control Panel pages in a future Windows 10 update.

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