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Microsoft playing hide and seek with control features

by on08 July 2020

They seek it here, they seek it there

Software King of the World Microsoft is continuing to play hide and seek with Windows 10 features.

After moving the Fresh Start feature in the latest version, 2004, and reducing the number of days Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education users can manually delay updates, the company is now experimenting with moving key Control Panel features, including System information, to Settings,

Long-time Windows users might find the move somewhat annoying, particularly if they have been using the Control Panel.

Currently, Windows 10 users can access hardware information about their PC in several places, but the main ways are: Control Panel > System and Security > System, and Settings > System > About, or by typing 'system information' into the search bar.

System and About show the same info, what processor you have and how much RAM you have installed, for instance, except About will show you what version of Windows you have. System Information shows more detailed information about your PC, including your motherboard, GPU, and other hardware.

Microsoft is trying to centralise this information, and moving forward, it seems likely that Control Panel will be killed off entirely.


Last modified on 08 July 2020
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