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Here are some features that Microsoft is removing or deprecating in the Fall Creators Update

By Ng Chong Seng - on 24 Jul 2017, 10:55am

Here are some features that Microsoft is removing or deprecating in the Fall Creators Update

Microsoft is deprecating and removing several existing features in the upcoming Windows 10 Autumn Fall Creators Update, according to this support document discovered by MSPoweruser.

Among the deprecated features, one that stands out is Paint, an app that’s arguably quite popular and is still being used by many people for simple image and resize tasks. Sync Your Settings is another feature getting deprecated, because its back-end process is getting deprecated. This is to pave the way for a new sync process in a future Windows 10 release, which will use the same cloud storage system for syncing settings for both Enterprise State Roaming users and all other users. System Image Backup (SIB) is also being deprecated, so you’re better off using full-disk backup solutions from other vendors.

Screen saver functionality in themes is something that’s going to be disabled; while screen saver functionality in Group Policies, Control Panel, and Sysprep will be deprecated in the Fall Creators Update. Syskey.exe is also being removed as it’s a “nonsecure” security feature. Outlook Express, Reader app, and Reader list are some of the others getting the chop, because they’re either non-functional legacy code or have functions that can be better served in other apps.

You can check out the full list here.

Source: Microsoft (via MSPoweruser).

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