Features that Microsoft is Rolling Back from Windows 10

Planning to update your Windows 7 or 8 to that much awaited Windows 10? Well, just ensure to check out the specific features which existed in the previous versions of Windows that Microsoft is rolling back from Windows 10.


Some of these features are used by us frequently and losing them can be highly frustrating. Therefore, before you upgrade your older version of Windows to the brand new Windows 10, please check out the features which are being booted out by Microsoft.

Media Center

Windows Media Center is one such feature which has been discontinued in Windows 10. It is one of the most commonly used feature of Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro. Several users are going to miss it in the new Windows 10.

No native application to play DVDs

Watching DVDs will require you to install a software since Windows 10 will lack this option.

Desktop Gadgets

Desktop Gadgets which are a part of Windows 7 will be eliminated from the new Windows 10.


Games such as Solitaire, Minesweeper and Hearts which have been an integral part of Windows operating systems since Windows 95 will be missing from Windows 10. Though these are simple games, several of us are addicted to them for around 2 decades.

Windows Live Essentials

This feature will also be discontinued and OneDrive application will be removed and replaced with OneDrive inbox version.While these are not very essential features, several of these have become an integral part of our Windows experience and many of us will miss them. If you feel you cannot live without them, think twice before upgrading to Windows 10.

Source: Microsoft

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