What’s removed from Windows 10 v1709

Microsoft [like other companies] like to play around and remove tools and features that they don’t think is used as much while add others.

When Windows 10 v1709 [a.k.a. “Redstone 3”, “Fall Creator Update”] is released very, very, very soon, it will also lose some tools or will  still be included but unlikely to be around by the next release scheduled in March 2018 [v1803].

Among the changes are:

  • 3D Builder app will no  longer be installed by default. Consider using Print 3D in its place. However, 3D Builder is still available for download from the Windows Store [a.k.a. Microsoft Store].
  • Microsoft Paint has been removed but will be available through the Windows Store [a.k.a. Microsoft Store]. Functionality has been integrated into Paint 3D. There was enough of a protest that Microsoft made it available.
  • Would you believe Outlook Express legacy code was removed.
  • PowerShell 2 will be deprecated. Version 5 is already in v1709. If still using 2, 5 has a lot more features and improvements. It should be gone by v1803.
  • There are numerous other changes, mostly “under the hood” – the typical user may not notice or care.

 

 

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