How to Open Windows 11 System Properties

Note: Most information in this post applies to Windows 10.

In this post, you’ll see:

Here, I’m using Windows 11. Let’s start.

What’s “System Properties”?

System Properties in Windows 11 provide advanced settings that allow you to customize the operating system.

Using this, you can view your current PC name, rename it, and control system-related settings.

You can also configure environment variables (User and System), system protection, and Remote Assistance.

How to Open System Properties in Windows 11

You can open Windows 11’s System Properties in four different ways.

Method #1

The command sysdm.cpl can launch System Properties. You can use it in the following programs:

  • Task Manager (Click on File and then “Run new task” to use the command)
  • Windows PowerShell


To open the Advanced tab of System Properties, use the command systempropertiesadvanced or sysdm.cpl ,3 in any of the above programs. Remember, the latter won’t work with PowerShell.

To access the Hardware tab, use systempropertieshardware or sysdm.cpl ,2 commands in any of the above programs. Remember, the latter won’t work with PowerShell.

For the System Protection tab, use the command systempropertiesprotection or sysdm.cpl ,4. Remember, the latter won’t work with PowerShell.

In any of the above programs, use the command systempropertiesremote or sysdm.cpl ,5 to access the Remote tab. Remember, the latter won’t work with PowerShell.

Method #2

Open the System32 folder, which is in C > Windows. Double-click the “sysdm.cpl” file or systempropertiescomputername file.

Double-click any below files depending on the one you want to open:

  • For Hardware tab – systempropertieshardware file.
  • For Advanced tab – systempropertiesadvanced file.
  • For System Protection tab – systempropertiesprotection file.
  • For Remote tab – systempropertiesremote file.

Method #3

Open Control Panel.

If you’re in the “Category” view, click System and Security > System. Otherwise, select “System.”

In the Device specifications section, click “Domain or workgroup.” That’s all.

In the Device specifications section, click System protection to open the System Protection tab.

For the Advanced tab in System Properties, click Advanced system settings under the Device specifications section.

Here’s an alternative method:

Open Control Panel. Type system in the top-right search box.

Depending on what you want to open, click any of the following links:

  • Rename this computer – For Computer Name tab.
  • Create a restore point – For System Protection tab.
  • Allow remote access to your computer – For Remote tab.
  • View advanced system settings – For Advanced tab.

Method #4

This method opens System Properties with the Advanced tab.

Launch the Start menu. You can find “View advanced system settings” by typing advanced system settings. Please click it.

How to Create System Properties Shortcut

Follow the steps below to create a System Properties shortcut on your Windows 11 desktop or the File Explorer.

Right-click the desktop or File Explorer blank area.

Hover the mouse over “New” in the context menu. Select “Shortcut.”

Type sysdm.cpl in the “Create Shortcut” pop-up. Click the “Next” button.

Give a shortcut name if you don’t like the suggested one. Click the “Finish” button.

That’s it.


To create a shortcut for the System Properties Advanced tab, follow the above steps. But instead of providing sysdm.cpl, provide systempropertiesadvanced.

To create shortcuts for Hardware, System Protection, and Remote tabs, provide these respectively:

  • Systempropertieshardware
  • Systempropertiesprotection
  • Systempropertiesremote
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