How to Open Windows 11 System Properties

Written by Thirumalraj

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 is “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:

  • Run Command
  • File Explorer address bar
  • Task Manager (Click on File and then “Run new task” to use the command)
  • Command Prompt
  • 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 the 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 the System Protection tab – systempropertiesprotection file.
  • For Remote tab – systempropertiesremote file.

Method #3

Open the Control Panel.

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 the system in the top-right search box.

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

  • Rename this computer – For the Computer Name tab.
  • Create a restore point – For the 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 Windows 11 System Properties Shortcut

Follow the steps below to create a System Properties shortcut on your Windows 11 desktop or 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” popup. Click the “Next” button.

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

That’s it.


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

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

  • Systempropertieshardware
  • Systempropertiesprotection
  • Systempropertiesremote

Thanks for reading.

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