September 22, 2020

Microsoft will remove many Windows 10 features in the fall creator update

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Windows 10 Fall Creator Update is coming soon, will improve Windows 10 accessibility, enhance security, enhance Windows AutoPilot management tools, and Microsoft account recovery. However, there are some existing Windows 10 features will also be deleted or not recommended.

Now that Microsoft has released a comprehensive list of these removed and deprecated features, this allows customers and IT professionals to consider these changes and develop future plans accordingly.

The list of removed and deprecated features is as follows:

Deleted features:

  • 3D Builder
  • Apndatabase.xml
  • Enhanced Remedy Experience Toolkit (EMET)
  • Outlook Express
  • Reader app
  • Read the list
  • The screen saver function in the theme
  • Syskey.exe
  • TCP offload engine
  • Tile data layer
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Owner Password Management

Deprecated Features:

  • IIS 6 Management Compatibility
  • IIS Summary Authentication
  • Microsoft Paint
  • IIS RSA / AES encryption
  • Synchronize your settings
  • The screen saver function in the theme
  • System Image Backup (SIB) solution
  • TLS RC4 password
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM): TPM.msc and TPM Remote Management
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Remote Management
  • Windows PowerShell 2.0


Many of these features are no longer needed because similar features can be provided by updated alternatives such as the Microsoft Edge browser. In addition, some features, such as Outlook Express, contain old code that hinders future development and must be disabled.