Let’s see what are Deprecated Applications from Windows 11 and removed Features? Microsoft announced more details about removed features and applications from Windows 11, available in Windows 10 PCs.
Microsoft gives a free upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 if the PC meets the minimum system requirement. You can also check the list of deprecated/removed applications and features from Windows 11.
Microsoft Windows 11 is not released yet to the public. Microsoft announced that they would start deploying Windows 11 updates later this year (by the end of 2021?). As per the latest information, Windows 11 will be released to Windows insider rings by next week (the last week of June 2021).
As I mentioned in the previous blog, you can check for compatibility using the PC Health Check app to see if your current PC meets the minimum system requirements to run Windows 11 or not. In this post, you will see the list of removed features from Windows 11.
Windows 11 New Features
Microsoft Windows 11 is the next generation of Windows. This version of Windows is designed for the next decade. Microsoft announced many UI and enhanced features with more integration with the cloud.
- Redesigned for productivity, creativity, and ease
- A faster way to connect to the people you care about
- Delivering the best PC gaming experiences yet
- A faster way to get the information you care about
- An all-new Microsoft Store where your favorite apps and entertainment come together
- Creating a more open ecosystem unlocking new opportunities for developers and creators
Removed Features from Windows 11
The following features might be deprecated or removed when you upgrade to Windows 11 or perform a fresh install of Windows 11. The below list provides you the information regarding some of the key features impacted by Windows 11 fresh install or upgrade:
Removed Apps with Windows 11
The following apps will not be removed on upgrade from Windows 10. These apps will no longer be installed for Windows 11 by default.
|Removed Apps||3D Viewer|
|Removed Apps||OneNote for Windows 10|
|Removed Apps||Paint 3D|
Removed Features from Windows 11 Start Menu
Let’s understand Windows 11 Start Menu Alignment Options and align Center or Left from the following post. How to align the start menu to Center or Left.
Let’s check what the features removed from Windows 11 start menu.
|Start Menu||Named groups and folders of apps are no longer supported|
|Start Menu||The layout is not currently resizable|
|Start Menu||Pinned apps and sites will not migrate when upgrading from Windows 10|
|Start Menu||Live Tiles are no longer available in Windows 11|
|Start Menu||Glanceable and Dynamic content is replaced with Widgets icon|
Features Removed from Windows 11 Taskbar
The following table gives you a quick overview of deprecated features of the Windows 11 taskbar.
|Taskbar||Cortana will no longer be included|
|Taskbar||News & Interests Evolved with Widgets icon on the Taskbar|
|Taskbar||People app is removed from the Taskbar|
|Taskbar||Some icons may no longer appear in the System Tray (systray) for upgraded devices, including previous customizations.|
|Taskbar||Alignment to the bottom of the screen is the only location allowed|
|Taskbar||Apps can no longer customize areas of the Taskbar|
Windows 11 Removed Features – Deprecated Applications from Windows 11
Now, let’s look at the features that Microsoft plans to remove from Windows 11 PC. Some of the interesting features removed from Windows 11 PC are Tablet mode and Cortana.
|Windows 11 First Boot Experience||Cortana will no longer be included|
|Tablet Mode||Tablet Mode is removed, and new functionality|
|Timeline||The timeline is removed. Some similar functionality|
|Touch Keyboard||Touch Keyboard will no longer dock and undock keyboard layouts on screen sizes 18 inches and larger.|
|Wallet||Wallet is removed|
|Math Input Panel||Math Recognizer will install on demand and includes the maths input control and recognizer.|
|Desktop wallpaper||Desktop wallpaper cannot be roamed to or from the device when signed in with a Microsoft account.|
|Internet Explorer||Internet Explorer is disabled, and IE Mode will be available|
|Quick Status||Quick Status from the Lockscreen and associated settings are removed|
|S Mode||S Mode is removed from Windows 11 professional and enterprise editions|
|Snipping Tool||Snipping Tool Replaced with Snip & Sketch.|
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Anoop C Nair is Microsoft MVP! He is a Device Management Admin with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is Blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. He writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc.