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Microsoft Paint and other apps are going to be discontinued by Windows 10’s Next Update

by Harikrishna Mekala

Microsoft is dropping various features and functionalities from its new build. In preparation for the release of the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft has published the full list of stories that will be removed or depreciated from the new build.

Removed features

3D Builder app

No continued installed by default. Consider working with Print 3D and Paint 3D in its home. 3D Builder will still be ready for download from the Windows Store.


For more data about the replacement database, see the next Hardware Dev Center articles: MO Process to update COSA, COSA FAQ

Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET)

Use will be limited. Consider using the Exploit Shield feature of Windows Defender Achievement Guard as a replacement.

Outlook Express

Excluding this non-practical legacy code.

Reader app

Functionality to be combined into Microsoft Edge.

Reading List

Functionality to be combined into Microsoft Edge.

Screen saver functionality in Themes

To be useless in Themes. Screen saver functionality in Group Policies, Control Panel, and Sysprep is now depreciated but continues to be working. Lock screen features and policies are preferred.


Removing this nonsecure security feature. BitLocker suggested instead. For more information, see the following Knowledge Base article:

4025993 Syskey.exe utility is no longer maintained in Windows 10 RS3 and Windows Server 2016 RS3

TCP Offload Engine

Excluding this legacy code. This functionality was earlier transitioned to the Stack TCP Engine.

Tile Data Layer

To be superseded by the Tile Store.

Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Owner Password Management

This legacy code to be excluded.

Deprecated features

IIS 6 Management Compatibility

Alternative scripting tools and a distinct control console recommended in its place.

IIS Digest Authentication

Alternative authentication systems recommended.

Microsoft Paint

RSA/AES Encryption for IIS

CNG encryption provider suggested instead.

Sync Your Settings

Backend changes: The popular sync process is being opposed. In a future release, the same film storage system for syncing frames will be used for both Enterprise State Roaming users and all other users. Currently, these users use different cloud storage systems.

System Image Backup (SIB) Solution

Full-disk backup from other vendors recommended instead.

TLS RC4 Ciphers

To be disabled by default. TLS Schannel SSP changes in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016

Trusted Platform Module (TPM): TPM.msc and TPM Remote Management

To be changed by a new user interface in a future release.

Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Remote Management

This legacy code to be discontinued in a future release.

Windows Hello for Business deployment that uses System Center Configuration Manager

Windows Server 2016 Active Directory Federation Services — Registration Authority (ADFS RA) deployment is simple and provides a better user experience and a more informational certificate enrollment experience.

Windows PowerShell 2.0

Applications and modules should be migrated to PowerShell 5.0+.

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