Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (V1709): Things removed/deprecated

[German]Microsoft plans to release Windows 10 Fall Creators Update within the next two months. Now Microsoft told us, what’s deprecated and what will be deleted in the upcoming Windows 10 build.


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Well, Microsoft has postponed some features like Timeline in Windows 10 Version 1709. But there is more, that will be removed. Within the support article Features that are removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Microsoft says what’s obsolete.

Things never used, like the 3D Builder app will be removed from standard install, but can be obtained from Windows Store. Also Reader app and Reading list (never used) will be removed and replaced by Microsoft Edge functionality.

The file Apndatabase.xml has also been removed, because Windows 10 is using a new COSA format to store APNs. Some organizations could be surprised, that EMET will be blocked on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. The background: Some EMET features will be part of Windows Defender Exploit Guard.

Beside removed things (like the dead Outlook Express code, left over from Windows XP), Microsoft has declared other features as deprecated. Beside PowerShell 2.0 (Version 5.0 is the current version) they also mentioned MS Paint (that has been part of Windows since Windows 1.0 als Paintbrush) as obsolete. Maybe some future Windows 10 release will come without those deprecated features.

The most remarkable announcement was, that System Image Backup (SIB) will be removed. Microsoft suggest, to use solutions from third party vendors. BTW: What they at Microsoft not mentiones within the support article is SMBv1, that won’t be installed by default on new Windows 10 V1709 installations.


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