Features Microsoft is removing with the Windows 10 Creators Update

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Microsoft is gearing uo for the release of Windows 10 Creators Update sometime in April. The update for Windows 10 brings a whole host of new features to PCs and Mobile devices, but it’s also taking away a couple of features. The update is going to completely remove some features, and drop support for some. Microsoft has provided a handy table that includes details regarding the features that are being removed and the ones that are being depreciated, stating:

The following features and functionalities in the Windows 10 Creators Update edition have either been removed from the product in the current release (“Removed”) or are not in active development and are planned for potential removal in subsequent releases (“Deprecated”).

This list is intended for IT professionals who are updating operating systems in a commercial environment. The plan and list are subject to change and may not include every deprecated feature or functionality. For more details about a listed feature or functionality and its replacement, see the documentation for that feature.

Here are the features that are being removed or deprecated with the Windows 10 Creators Update:

Feature Removed Deprecated
Apndatabase.xml is being replaced by the COSA database. Therefore, some constructs will no longer function. This includes Hardware ID, incoming SMS messaging rules in mobile apps, a list of privileged apps in mobile apps, autoconnect order, APN parser, and CDMAProvider ID. X
Apps Corner X
By default, Flash autorun in Edge is turned off. Use the Click-to-Run (C2R) option instead. (This setting can be changed by the user.) X
Interactive Service Detection Service X
Microsoft Paint for languages that are not on the full localization list X
NPN support in TLS (superseded by ALPN) X
Reading List X
Tile Data Layer X
TLS DHE_DSS ciphers DisabledByDefault X
Windows Information Protection “AllowUserDecryption” policy X
WSUS for Windows Mobile, updates are being transitioned o the new Unified Update Platform (UUP) X
TCPChimney X
IPsec task offload
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