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Microsoft is removing the iconic Control Panel in Windows 10



Microsoft is removing the iconic Control Panel in Windows 10


After a long journey that lasted twenty years, the iconic Control Panel is gradually giving way to a more modern version in the app Settings from Windows 10. Microsoft it is in fact removing the panel and migrating all users to a new default location where they can tinker and manage the various system options.

Microsoft has moved the Control Panel UI over the years, trying to nudge users towards the Settings app, but the old system has a loyal base of veteran users who still favor it. However, following the recent Windows October 2020 Updatethe Control Panel page now automatically redirects users to the Windows 10 Settings app.

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According to Windows Latest, Microsoft also stands blocking links to properties and third-party applications which could have been used as an alternative solution to access the now deleted system page.

Goodbye old travel companion!

That’s not to say the new Settings app has no charm, with its touch-friendly functionality and a nice modern theme, but the iconic Control Panel will still go down in history. A faithful and unchanged friend who has accompanied us in the many Windows developments over the years.

It’s understandable that Microsoft wants a more user-friendly interface for the future of Windows 10, and there’s no point in keeping the old UI. After all, the Control Panel is out of date and for those who haven’t grown up with Windows it can get confusing. As with all things, the old gives way to the new.

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Ph. Credit: Windows Latest