Earlier today, Microsoft unveiled the Windows 10 release date along with various details about the operating system, including the system requirements. However, with a new release of Windows, Microsoft has killed off a few minor features.
Windows Media Center will no longer be available on Windows 10, nor will you be able to watch DVDs without installing a separate playback software like VLC or Media Player Classic. Desktop gadgets (seen in Windows 7) will not longer be available in Windows 10, and for those of you who still have a USB Floppy Drive, you will need to download drivers from Windows Update or from the manufacturer’s website in order to use this ancient technology. Check out the full depreciation list below.
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- If you have Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8 Pro with Media Center, or Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center and you install Windows 10, Windows Media Center will be removed.
- Watching DVDs requires separate playback software
- Windows 7 desktop gadgets will be removed as part of installing Windows 10.
- Windows 10 Home users will have updates from Windows Update automatically available. Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise users will have the ability to defer updates.
- Solitaire, Minesweeper, and Hearts Games that come pre-installed on Windows 7 will be removed as part of installing the Windows 10 upgrade. Microsoft has released our version of Solitaire and Minesweeper called the “Microsoft Solitaire Collection” and “Microsoft Minesweeper.”
- If you have a USB floppy drive, you will need to download the latest driver from Windows Update or from the manufacturer’s website.
- If you have Windows Live Essentials installed on your system, the OneDrive application is removed and replaced with the inbox version of OneDrive.