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Microsoft Removes Classic System Properties Dialog from Windows 10

The System Properties page, first introduced in Windows VIsta, is an applet of the classic Control Panel that displays brief system information about your computer. It is the next target to be killed in favor of the Settings app in Windows 10.

Windows 10 System Properties Dialog

The applet is available in all Windows 10 builds as of this writing. However, Windows 10 build 19587 is the first Insider Preview release that includes a new hidden option to disable the applet.

Windows 10 Insider Preview releases include a set of "hidden" features which are not accessible to regular users. Usually, the OS includes features that are not finished or can cause some unexpected behavior. A free open source tool, Mach2, developed by Rafael Rivera, allows unblocking them.

According to Rafael Rivera, the commands mach2 enable 25175482 and mach2 disable 25175482 control the feature state, i.e. block and unblock the classic applet. However, in build 19587 they actually do nothing yet. It is still a work-in-progress of killing the entire classic Control Panel in Windows 10.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

7 thoughts on “Microsoft Removes Classic System Properties Dialog from Windows 10”

  1. Is the advanced system settings and environment variables still there or are they being replaced by the new settings app too?

  2. So what will happen to the left options (Device Manager, Remote settings, System protection and Advanced system settings) ?

  3. This is sad. The destruction of Windows continues. Sergey can you make a third party control panel replica? Settings is too dumb down and unusable.

  4. this is retarted ms like c’mon how will we able to change and view if windows is activated and what edtion we are running and how much ram we have usable and se which workgroup we are part of

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