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  1.    23 Jul 2017 #1

    Features removed or Deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update


    The following features and functionalities in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update are either removed from the product in the current release (“Removed”) or are not in active development and might be removed in future releases (“Deprecated”).

    This list is intended to help customers consider these removals and deprecations for their own planning. The list is subject to change and may not include every deprecated feature or functionality.

    For more information about a listed feature or functionality and its replacement, see the documentation for that feature. You can also follow the provided links in this table to see additional resources.

    Removed and deprecated features

    Feature
    Removed
    Deprecated
    3D Builder app
    No longer installed by default. Consider using Print 3D and Paint 3D in its place. However, 3D Builder is still available for download from the Windows Store.
    X
    Apndatabase.xml
    For more information about the replacement database, see the following Hardware Dev Center articles:

    MO Process to update COSA

    COSA FAQ
    X
    Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET)
    Use will be blocked. Consider using the Exploit Protection feature of Windows Defender Exploit Guard as a replacement.
    X
    IIS 6 Management Compatibility
    We recommend that users use alternative scripting tools and a newer management console.
    X
    IIS Digest Authentication
    We recommend that users use alternative authentication methods.
    X
    Microsoft Paint
    See: MS Paint is here to stay in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    X
    Outlook Express
    Removing this non-functional legacy code.
    X
    Reader app
    Functionality to be integrated into Microsoft Edge.
    X
    Reading List
    Functionality to be integrated into Microsoft Edge.
    X
    Resilient File System (ReFS)
    Creation ability will be available in the following editions only: Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Pro for Workstations.

    Creation ability will be removed from all other editions. All other editions will have Read and Write ability.

    (added: August 17, 2017)
    X
    RSA/AES Encryption for IIS
    We recommend that users use CNG encryption provider.
    X
    Screen saver functionality in Themes
    To be disabled in Themes (classified as "Removed" in this table). Screen saver functionality in Group Policies, Control Panel, and Sysprep is now deprecated but continues to be functional. Lockscreen features and policies are preferred.
    X
    X
    Sync Your Settings
    Back-end changes: In future releases, the back-end storage for the current sync process will change. A single cloud storage system will be used for Enterprise State Roaming and all other users. The "Sync your settings" options and the Enterprise State Roaming feature will continue to work.

    (updated: August 17, 2017)
    X
    Syskey.exe
    Removing this nonsecure security feature. We recommend that users use BitLocker instead. For more information, see the following Knowledge Base article:
    4025993 Syskey.exe utility is no longer supported in Windows 10 RS3 and Windows Server 2016 RS3
    X
    System Image Backup (SIB) Solution
    We recommend that users use full-disk backup solutions from other vendors.
    X
    TCP Offload Engine
    Removing this legacy code. This functionality was previously transitioned to the Stack TCP Engine. For more information, see the following PFE Platform Blog article:
    Why Are We Deprecating Network Performance Features (KB4014193)?
    X
    Tile Data Layer
    To be replaced by the Tile Store.
    X
    TLS RC4 Ciphers
    To be disabled by default. For more information, see the following Windows IT Center topic:
    TLS (Schannel SSP) changes in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016
    X
    Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Owner Password Management
    This legacy code to be removed.
    X
    Trusted Platform Module (TPM): TPM.msc and TPM Remote Management
    To be replaced by a new user interface in a future release.
    X
    Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Remote Management
    This legacy code to be removed in a future release.
    X
    Windows Hello for Business deployment that uses System Center Configuration Manager
    Windows Server 2016 Active Directory Federation Services – Registration Authority (ADFS RA) deployment is simpler and provides a better user experience and a more deterministic certificate enrollment experience.
    X
    Windows PowerShell 2.0
    Applications and components should be migrated to PowerShell 5.0+.
    X


    Source: Features that are removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update


    See also: MS Paint is here to stay in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    Last edited by Brink; 24 Aug 2017 at 18:44. Reason: Updated
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  2. Posts : 1,393
    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15
       23 Jul 2017 #2

    Microsoft Paint?
    I use that all the time.
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  3.    23 Jul 2017 #3

    DavidY said: View Post
    Microsoft Paint?
    I use that all the time.
    Just what I was thinking. It is still there in current (16241) insider preview.

    Hopefully we can just copy mspaint.exe and the .mui if it is removed (currently just deprecated according to the table above)
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  4. Posts : 9,363
    Windows 10 Professional
       23 Jul 2017 #4

    lx07 said: View Post
    Just what I was thinking. It is still there in current (16241) insider preview.

    Hopefully we can just copy mspaint.exe and the .mui if it is removed (currently just deprecated according to the table above)
    You can also get the mspaint classic installer from Winaero

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  5. Posts : 234
    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista
       23 Jul 2017 #5

    Can someone please explain to me the rationale behind killing Paint or screensavers? I genuinely don't understand.

    Even if just a few Windows 10 users worldwide use those programs/features, what sense is there in removing them? They're not vulnerable to attacks or malware like Windows Sidebar/Gadgets.

    I use Paint nearly every day to do simple cropping and cutting. Paint.net or the default "Photos" app are not nearly as fast as Paint in opening or saving files. And don't get me started on that rubbish "Paint 3D" crap.

    As for screensavers, I also use a screensaver. I think it looks cool and adds an extra layer of protection (I have mine set to start after 5 minutes of inactivity, and after starting, any movement on the mouse or keyboard triggers the lock screen).

    So in summary, can someone please enlighten me as to why these features are being removed?
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  6.    23 Jul 2017 #6

    System Image Backup (SIB) Solution
    We recommend that users use full-disk backup solutions from other vendors.

    Are we talking about Backup and Restore (Windows 7) here?
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  7. Posts : 234
    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista
       24 Jul 2017 #7

    cereberus said: View Post
    Are we talking about Backup and Restore (Windows 7) here?
    Probably. Remember, this is Microsoft. They constantly remove features people use just so they can push their "apps" agenda.
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  8.    24 Jul 2017 #8

    If someone purchased 10 over a year ago, there were other things that have been removed. I don't see how it is legally possible to cripple or change a product that was already acquired. I believe it won't stop here, they will continue to remove other features, you have no idea what will be left.
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  9. Posts : 13,904
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       24 Jul 2017 #9

    cereberus said: View Post
    System Image Backup (SIB) Solution
    We recommend that users use full-disk backup solutions from other vendors.

    Are we talking about Backup and Restore (Windows 7) here?
    They already tried to get rid of it before so I'm not surprised.
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  10. Posts : 1,393
    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15
       24 Jul 2017 #10

    kado897 said: View Post
    They already tried to get rid of it before so I'm not surprised.
    Yes I think it was Windows 8.1(?) where they deleted the Backup and Restore, although I think the System Image function survived at that point. Then they brought it back in Windows 10 - my guess is that it was so people who used Windows 7 and made a backup with the built-in function could restore their files.
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