Some features will not make it into Windows 10. However, this doesn’t mean you have to live without them when you upgrade, Here are some of the features Microsoft will be removing in Windows 10.
1. Windows Media Center
This was previously stopped with new versions of Windows 8 in 2012. Some possible replacements include Kodi, Plex, & MediaPortal.
2. DVD Playback
Microsoft’s announced that this will “require separate playback software”. There are some free third-party software packs out there such as the VLC media player. However for more full-featured players, look to CyberLink PowerDVD and Corel WinDVD.
3. Desktop Gadgets
These Windows 7 features will also be removed when you upgrade to Windows 10. If that’s something you think you need, you can check out the 8GadgetPack. Otherwise, you can get functionality similar to gadgets in the live tiles that many modern apps offer. For example, the Weather Channel’s modern app will display your current conditions.
4. Solitaire, Minesweeper, and Hearts
These applications were already non-standard on Windows 8 and they definitely won’t be shipping pre-installed on any version of Windows 10. If you upgrade from Windows 7, your preinstalled games will be removed. However, you can download official Microsoft versions of Solitaire and Minesweeper in Microsoft’s App Store.
5. Floppy Drive Support
Lets face it, not too many users are still on the floppy drive bandwagon these days. However, if you want to use a Windows 10 PC you’ll have to download the latest driver from Windows Update or directly from the manufacturer’s website.
6. Windows Essentials’ OneDrive Application
This will be replaced with an “inbox version of OneDrive.” A universal OneDrive app may be coming later. However, you can always access your drive directly through a browser.
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