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System Manager in Windows

Many of us have been using the computer on daily basis but still don't know what the system manager is or does. We will be looking at the functions of the Windows system manager. You can use the System Manger to change or tweak the different options and functions of the Windows operating system.

To open up the system manager in your version of Windows operating system, simply click on start and then click on control panel on the start bar menu. Click on the control panel, locate, and click on the system icon.

In Windows XP, the name of this function is simply 'system manager' but in Windows 7 and Vista, it is referred to as 'System'. From the system windows, you can access the device manager, the remote settings, system protection, and the advanced system settings.

Device Manager

From the device manager, you can view the specifications of all the hardware and their corresponding drivers. From here, you can update drivers, roll back drivers, delete, and search for drivers for your hardware. Read our full guide to the Windows Device Manager.

Remote Settings

From the remote settings window, you can change the name of a computer. You can also change the computer description. From here, you can access the device manager and change the properties of the devices on your computer, and check the Windows update settings. From the remote settings, you can also tweak performance, user profiles, startup and recovery settings. The Windows remote assistance can be accessed from here as well.

Windows Update

The Windows update link lets you check for updates immediately. From here, you can view update history, change Windows update settings, and restore from hidden updates.

As you know, it is important to set your windows operating system to automatically download and install updates. This is very important because you may not always remember to look for your operating system updates. All software programs, operating system included, have bugs, which the vendors try to patch up with updates.

Security Center

The security center link leads to the Windows Security Center tool where you can check if security essentials such as firewall, automatic updating, malware protection, and other security settings are enabled. You can also change the settings of your Windows firewall, Windows Defender, and set up Internet connections here.


The performance link gives you access to advanced tools, let's you open the disk clean up tool, adjust power settings, adjust indexing options, adjust visual effects, and manage start-up programs features. From here, you can also view problem reports and see solutions. A lot these functions allow you to increase the performance of your PC if you are having slowness issues.

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