Microsoft Listed the Features You Won’t See in Windows 10

/ 1 year ago

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As the release of Microsoft’s latest distribution of Windows approaches, we all need to be informed on what changes to expect from the company. This is why the company listed a few deprecated features for users to know what the final build will miss compared to previous versions.

Of course, we will see some driver compatibility issues at first with older hardware, but we are more interested in what features are not included compared to Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. From what we can see, Microsoft is stripping out the Media Center completely, along with Windows 7’s gadgets.

Solitaire, Minesweeper and Hearts Games will be removed as soon as users upgrade to Windows 10, but the latest distribution is said to come with a new version of the latter games named Microsoft Solitaire Collection and Microsoft Minesweeper. Also, I don’t think anyone is using a Floppy Disk nowadays, but it’s nice to see you can still get support for it through additional drivers. The full list of deprecated features can be viewed below:

Feature deprecation section

  • If you have Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8 Pro with Media Center, or Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center and you install Windows 10, Windows Media Center will be removed.
  • Watching DVDs requires separate playback software
  • Windows 7 desktop gadgets will be removed as part of installing Windows 10.
  • Windows 10 Home users will have updates from Windows Update automatically available. Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise users will have the ability to defer updates.
  • Solitaire, Minesweeper, and Hearts Games that come pre-installed on Windows 7 will be removed as part of installing the Windows 10 upgrade. Microsoft has released our version of Solitaire and Minesweeper called the “Microsoft Solitaire Collection” and “Microsoft Minesweeper.”
  • If you have a USB floppy drive, you will need to download the latest driver from Windows Update or from the manufacturer’s website.
  • If you have Windows Live Essentials installed on your system, the OneDrive application is removed and replaced with the inbox version of OneDrive.

Thank you Gizmodo for providing us with this information

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  • I’m not interest in Windows 10. I stick with Windows 7 forever. Thumb down to Microsoft company! 🙁

    • Truefart

      Stay with your pirated copy of windows 7, peasants do not need windows 10 and Dx12.

      • I own legal version of Windows 7 that come with new computer that what I bought from HP. I keep both legal and illegal Windows 7 for my future need in two sides for safe reasons. Yeah, you are right. 😉

    • Halosheep

      You will be stuck in the past with outdated software. Things won’t run as well, your system will be slower both in startup and in general use. For what reason would you stay with 7? Windows 7’s UI is very clearly dated, I even find it kind of ugly whenever I look at it anymore. It won’t run DirectX12, so video games will run slower than on Windows 10 systems, and there are plenty of other upgrades that came with 8/8.1 that you won’t ever have access to either.
      Oh, and it’ll all be free for you.

      • mconi3

        He/She is just another sheep following a trend during the windows 8/8.1 release. There is very little difference between 7-8 and there will be very little difference between 8 and 10.

  • Coagulative

    People need to embrace change. I avoided Windows 8 like the plague up until a few months ago, but for me personally, I find absolutely nothing wrong with it, in fact I’m starting to like the Metro UI; I love being able to access various apps from it like Netflix (Pro Tip: W8 Netflix app does NOT ask you if you want to keep watching every two episodes! :D) and just hit CTRL+F if I want to search for a legacy program, system setting or whatever. If I need to hit the Desktop for anything, WINDOWS KEY+D and I’m straight there, which is pretty much how I used Windows 7.

    I’ll be biding my time before I get Windows 10, I’d rather not put up with all of the teething problems that’ll come up (hardware / driver incompatibility, bugs and so on), but it’s definitely on the list.

    • Halosheep

      There’s already very small hardware/driver incompatabilities during the technical beta (or “insider preview”, as it is now). The only ones I can think of are Tap32 VPN services (like Tunngle, Hamachi, or Evolve), but the more professional ones that you’d see being used for business are already working, for the most part. The newest build broke some of my audio drivers, but that issue will likely be ironed out by the time that Windows 10 is actually released. Honestly, there’s almost no reason at this point to not use Windows 10, even in its current state.

      • Coagulative

        Yeah, I’ve heard from my Lead Developer at work that there’s very few bugs so far, he’s been running it since the preview was released.

        I reckon I’ll still give it a little room, maybe not as much as I did Windows 8, but I hate being an early adopter and getting burned!

      • True. Maybe they’re doing a better job because of the new CEO, who knows. He does seem a lot cooler though 🙂

    • Louie Hill

      Embracing change is fine, embracing change for the sake of it is senseless. And what you like, might not be what everyone else likes, especially in this case where there is a /massive/ backlash against the metro UI.

      • Coagulative

        To be fair, the changes to Windows 8 weren’t “for the sake of it”, part of what they were trying to do was to pander to mobile devices and to push their own App Store and new “Device driven” business goal. Which to an extent, at least from a business perspective makes sense, even if I do not agree with the reasoning.

        I agree taste is subjective, but a lot of the hate W8 gets and continues to get is because they changed one of the fundamental features of the Windows UI, not because it is awful to use, unless I am some sort of anomaly in the world of end users. My workflow has hardly changed at all, in some ways it has been improved. When 8 came out, I loathed what they’d done with it, but since taking the plunge it is nowhere near as bad as people make out.

        I take it you do not personally like Windows 8.1, what is it that you find deplorable?

        For the most part, I actually really dislike Windows 8 on non-desktop devices, I’ve got a Nokia Lumia 1020 and WP8 is brimming with bugs, inconsistent features and the phone is also pretty rubbish, too. I cannot stand W8 on laptops, either, particularly those that allow you to summon the charm bar with the touch pad, but that may be more of an issue with the laptop manufacturer. I also absolutely loathe the Microsoft Surface, I’m currently having to to assess and test some web sites at work with it (not sure why, the global adoption rate and even our own analytics suggest not many people use them) and I find it to be a pretty frustrating device to use from both a hardware and software perspective.

        • Louie Hill

          Oh I wasn’t saying Microsoft were changing for the sake of it, I kind of understand why they did it, although at launch, 8 should’ve allowed the option to go back to the traditional layout, because while the touch screen interface is great for phones and tablets/touch screen laptops, it wasn’t good or better for mouse, which is what a desktop user will have.

          8.1 has pretty much done away with any of the issues I had with 8, though I’m still waiting for windows 10 to come out. On the matter of subjectiveness, it appears we’re at opposite ends, I don’t mind W8 on non-desktop, while it irked me /on/ Desktop. I still prefer Android or iOS but W8 seems fine.

          I was more saying that the /customer/ base shouldn’t embrace change just because its there. The whole metro UI felt like a change for style over substance.

          I am however quite stubbon that regard, in that I still use office 2003, because I hate that fucking ribbon, finding stuff on pre-ribbon feels so much easier and intuitive.

  • Mr. A.J.

    I AM NOT installing Windows 10… I refuse to! I’ll stay with Windows 7… Like I did with 98SE, I skipped Millenium to jump to 2000 Professional, then XP, I ignored Vista, and later took Windows 7.

    • tristan king

      No one cares about your irrational bias towards an operating system.

      • Fuzzy


      • Mr. A.J.

        If you want to be the next guinea pig testing a problematic OS, be my guest, freaking ignorant.

  • Phoenix Midnight

    Honestly im hardly on my desktop anymore since I got my macbook pro the only thing I do on my desktop anymore is play computer games that’s it so if W10 is making it so that my games run faster I’m all for it