Features removed and deprecated in Windows 10 version 2004

    Features removed and deprecated in Windows 10 version 2004

    Features removed and deprecated in Windows 10 version 2004


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    Beginning with Windows 10, version 2004, all new Windows 10 systems will be required to use 64-bit builds and Microsoft will no longer release 32-bit builds for OEM distribution. This does not impact 32-bit customer systems that are manufactured with earlier versions of Windows 10; Microsoft remains committed to providing feature and security updates on these devices, including continued 32-bit media availability in non-OEM channels to support various upgrade installation scenarios.

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    Features and functionality removed in Windows 10

    Each version of Windows 10 adds new features and functionality; occasionally we also remove features and functionality, often because we've added a better option. Below are the details about the features and functionalities that we removed in Windows 10. The list below is subject to change and might not include every affected feature or functionality.

    Note
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    The following features and functionalities have been removed from the installed product image for Windows 10. Applications or code that depend on these features won't function in the release when it was removed, or in later releases.

    Feature Details and mitigation Removed in version
    Cortana Cortana has been updated and enhanced in the Windows 10 May 2020 Update. With these changes, some previously available consumer skills such as music, connected home, and other non-Microsoft skills are no longer available. 2004
    Windows To Go Windows To Go was announced as deprecated in Windows 10, version 1903 and is removed in this release. 2004
    Mobile Plans and Messaging apps Both apps are still supported, but are now distributed in a different way. OEMs can now include these apps in Windows images for cellular enabled devices. The apps are removed for non-cellular devices. 2004

    Windows 10 features we’re no longer developing

    Each version of Windows 10 adds new features and functionality; occasionally we also remove features and functionality, often because we've added a better option. Below are the details about the features and functionalities that are no longer being developed in Windows 10.

    The features described below are no longer being actively developed, and might be removed in a future update. Some features have been replaced with other features or functionality and some are now available from other sources.

    The following list is subject to change and might not include every affected feature or functionality.

    Note
    If you have feedback about the proposed replacement of any of these features, you can use the Feedback Hub app.


    Feature Details and mitigation Announced in version
    Companion Device Framework The Companion Device Framework is no longer under active development. 2004
    Microsoft Edge The legacy version of Microsoft Edge is no longer being developed. 2004
    Dynamic Disks The Dynamic Disks feature is no longer being developed. This feature will be fully replaced by Storage Spaces in a future release. 2004

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    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    28 May 2020


  1. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
       #1

    Does anyone know what number has the version released as an update yesterday?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 49,716
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 20161
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Jacek said:
    Does anyone know what number has the version released as an update yesterday?
    How to get the Windows 10 May 2020 Update version 2004
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  3. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
       #3

    Thx. This version I have since May 12. I was hoping that there would be a newer version in which defrag works.
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  4. Cliff S's Avatar
    Posts : 24,461
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #4

    I'm just curios as to when they're finally going to get rid of the embedded Adobe Flash Player finally.

    Even Adobe is done with it as of end of 2020
    When is the Flash Player end-of-life (EOL)?

    As previously announced in July 2017, Adobe will stop distributing and updating Flash Player after December 31, 2020 (“EOL Date”). We made this announcement in collaboration with several of our technology partners – including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla – which issued complementary announcements with more technical detail on what the Flash Player EOL will mean for developers, enterprises, and consumers using their specific OS environments or browsers. 

    Will Adobe provide security updates for Flash Player after the end-of-life date?

    Adobe will not issue Flash Player updates or security patches after the EOL Date. We recommend that all users uninstall Flash Player before the EOL date (see manual uninstall instructions for Windows and Mac users). Users will be prompted by Adobe to uninstall Flash Player on their machines later this year and Flash-based content will be blocked from running in Adobe Flash Player after the EOL Date.
    Adobe Flash Player End of Life
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  5. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 5,459
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #5

    Is legacy Edge going to be removed if it is no longer supported? Is it essential to install Edge Chromium if you already ue Google Chrome?
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  6. jimbo45's Avatar
    Posts : 9,252
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #6

    Hi folks
    Please note that those who want a "Windows to Go" feature -- there are still a few manual alternative methods to do it -- some even as simple as cloning (not making image and restoring --you have to use the clone function) an internal SSD to an external SSD connected to the computer via a USB3/2-->SATA connection. Not always guaranteed to work that easily (I suppose it depends on the electronics in the USB-->SATA connector) but I've got the following adapters to work by cloning a laptop's SSD with Macrium Free to external SSD --- SABRENT and ASMEDIA AS2115.

    (The Windows system will also boot on to different computers so it definitely works - but of course remember activation if using different hardware).

    I still also like to do this as I can test totally different versions of Windows on a laptop withouth having to restore etc if something doesn't work -- I can keep the external version and apply fixes when available etc --- I don't like splitting a laptops HDD (these days SSD usually) for dual booting -- I'd much rather if I dual boot use a totally separate HDD / SSD -- and the Windows response on the USB3 system is still extremely good when it's SSD based !!.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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