Microsoft has removed all shortcuts that allowed access to the areas that were actually already blocked
The Redmond company has been working on replacing the control panel with a "modern" interface since the start of Windows 10 and even before. Bit by bit they are getting closer to this goal, now they have taken another step ahead.
Whether one prefers the good old control panel or the new settings of Windows 10 or "only" gets along with the latter - one has no choice here. Microsoft has long since decided to take this step, there is definitely no going back.
Old system page no longer accessible
Now WindowsLatest reports that the Control Panel is now a bit more upset: In preview builds references to "Hide_System_Control_Panel" were discovered earlier, Microsoft later confirmed that the October 2020 update for Windows 10 removes the System page in the Control Panel.
For users with Windows 10 October 2020 Update or newer, this now means that they are actively prevented from accessing the previous system page. Microsoft has implemented a flag here that redirects users from System in the Control Panel to About ("PC Info") in the Settings app.
Until now, this could be avoided, but in the latest previews, Microsoft has removed all shortcuts that allowed access to the areas that were actually already blocked. Concretely, this means that you can no longer right-click on Properties in the File Explorer to access the system.
Microsoft is also currently testing similar redirections that block access to programs and features and direct users towards Apps & Features in the settings. More steps of this kind will certainly be added in the coming months.