Quickly open the Windows System window

Updated: 06/30/2019 by Computer Hope

You can quickly open the Microsoft Windows System menu by using either of the following methods.

  • Press the Windows key and the Pause/Break key at the same time.
  • On your desktop, or in File Explorer, right-click This PC (in Windows 10) or My Computer (previous versions of Windows). In the menu that appears, choose Properties.

The System window appears similar to the screenshot below. Not only does this window display useful information about your computer, on the left it features convenient links to the Device Manager, and your Advanced System Settings.

Windows System