Windows 10 to dump outlook express and paint in recycle bin

Windows 10 is dropping some important features. We have said a lot about the new features coming with the Fall Creators Update, but another news that just emerged showed that Microsoft is dumping some of the Windows 10’s capabilities with the upgrade, and that includes features like Outlook Express and Microsoft Paint.

Microsoft in a support post explains that some of these features are being totally removed and others have been marked as ‘deprecated,’ i.e. they are not being developed at all again and will not be included in a Windows 10 future version (meaning they are effectively dead, just not buried).

Windows 10 to dump Microsoft Paint

Microsoft Paint, a simple graphics app which you have been using with Windows 10 since inception will be sent to the bin. Of course, that is because it has been superseded by Paint 3D, yet some folks that are already in love with Microsoft Paint might shed a nostalgic tear over this lightweight program.

Windows 10 is dumping Outlook Express too

Outlook Express is not left behind has Microsoft dump some Windows 10 features in the new Fall Creators Update. Microsoft explained that it is non-functioning legacy code as the Reader app is no more – basically because in the latter case it has been integrated into the Edge web browser.

The screensaver functionality has been taken away from Themes, and it is deprecated somewhere else (like in the Control Panel). The 3D Builder app is also no longer installed by default in Windows (but if you want, you can still download it from the Windows Store).

Many features are being dropped: for instance, the use of the EMET (Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit) will be blocked as Microsoft suggests that you use Windows Defender Exploit Guard’s exploit protection feature instead. Check the full list of the dropped features here.

You should also note that while it has not been dropped, we heard Microsoft smart Timeline feature, which Microsoft originally planned to be part of its Fall Creators Update, won’t be ready in time. But it will be in the future update, almost certainly going to be the first one next year.

Let’s not focus much of our attention on things that won’t be in the next update; you can check what you will enjoy using the new Fall Creators Update.

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