Duplicate things in Windows 10

  1.    09 Mar 2016 #1

    Duplicate things in Windows 10

    I don't understand why there are duplicate things in Windows 10?
    For example: Why two settings?

    And literally there are same things in there, like for example if you want to uninstall a software you can go here:

    or you can go here:

    Why duplicate things? It seems so stupid...
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       09 Mar 2016 #2

    The Control Panel has been an integral part of Windows since Windows 2 which was released two weeks before Christmas back in 1987. The Settings App will over the near future replace it; they are still there "working in harmony" but you can be quite sure that as each new build of Windows 10 brings even so minor improvements for the Settings App, the Control Panel will one day vanish. It already is kind of deprecated, there has been no changes in Control Panel lately.

    Settings app was first introduced in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 (released 2012). Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 as they are today still need some components of the Control Panel, that's why it's still there.

    An example of this symbiosis: You can manage most of the time and date settings in the Settings App, but if you like me want the taskbar clock to show the date as 09-Mar-2016 instead of default 09/03/2016 (here in Europe) or 3/9/2016 on the wrong side of the big pond, you need to go to additional time & date settings which can be found in Control Panel. Selecting Change date and time formats in Settings Aapp only allows you to use a few preset formats, whereas the Control Panel component lets you modify them as you wish.

    As long as the Settings App cannot do everything, we still need Control Panel on the side. Some former Control Panel functions have already been completely moved to Settings App, for instance Control Panel no longer has the Windows Update component.

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  3.    10 Mar 2016 #3

    All right, but I don't understand why they didn't move control panel & all detailed settings which control panel includes to the new Settings section. It would be logically better if there was one place for all settings in Windows.
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