Here are the features that are being removed or deprecated in the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Jack Wilkinson

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As the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update edges closer, Microsoft has now published a detailed list of the features that are either being removed or no longer in active development (deprecated), and thus likely to be removed in future Windows 10 versions.

To start off with, below are the features that will be removed when the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is made available:

  • 3D Builder app
  • Apndatabase.xml
  • Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET)
  • Outlook Express
  • Reader app
  • Reading List
  • Screen savers in Themes
  • Syskey.exe
  • TCP Offload Engine
  • Tile Data Layer
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Owner Password Management

Additionally, these features are marked as deprecated, and likely to be removed in a future version of Windows 10:

  • IIS 6 Management Compatibility
  • IIS Digest Authentication
  • Microsoft Paint
  • RSA/AES Encryption for IIS
  • Sync Your Settings
  • Screen savers in Themes
  • System Image Backup (SIB) Solution
  • TLS RC4 Ciphers
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM): TPM.msc and TPM Remote Management
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Remote Management
  • Windows Hello for Business deployment that uses System Centre Configuration Manager
  • Windows PowerShell 2.0

While many of these features aren’t directly noticeable by general users of Windows 10, there are some key features that stick out, such as Microsoft Paint, which is now replaced by Paint3D, as with 3D Builder. On top of this, Reading List is now integrated with Microsoft Edge.