Windows 10 version 1903 "May 2019 Update" is available for stable branch users. Microsoft has published a long list of features which are removed or considered deprecated in this release.
Almost every Windows user knows that each release of Windows not only adds new features but also removes a number of things Microsoft deprecates. The same happens to Windows Server. Developers occasionally remove features and functionality, providing a replacement solution. Here are the details about the features and functionalities that have been removed in Windows 10 version 1903.
Features we removed or will remove soon
The following features and functionalities are removed from the installed product image for Windows 10, version 1903, or are planned for removal in an upcoming release. Applications or code that depend on these features won't function in this release unless you use another method.
|XDDM-based remote display driver||Starting with this release the Remote Desktop Services uses a Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) based Indirect Display Driver (IDD) for a single session remote desktop. The support for Windows 2000 Display Driver Model (XDDM) based remote display drivers will be removed in a future release. Independent Software Vendors that use XDDM-based remote display driver should plan a migration to the WDDM driver model. For more information on implementing remote indirect display driver ISVs can reach out to email@example.com.|
|Desktop messaging app doesn't offer messages sync||The messaging app on Desktop has a sync feature that can be used to sync SMS text messages received from Windows Mobile and keep a copy of them on the Desktop. The sync feature has been removed from all devices. Due to this change, you will only be able to access messages from the device that received the message.|
Microsoft is no longer actively developing these features and may remove them from a future update. Some features have been replaced with other features or functionality, while others are now available from different sources.
|Taskbar settings roaming||Roaming of taskbar settings is no longer being developed and we plan to disable this capability in a future release|
|Wi-Fi WEP and TKIP||Wi-Fi networks that are secured with passwords using older WEP and TKIP protocols are not as secure as those secured with new protocols such as WPA, WPA2, and soon WPA3. In this release a warning message will appear when connecting to Wi-Fi networks secured with WEP or TKIP, which are not as secure as those using WPA2 or WPA3. In a future release, any connection to a Wi-Fi network using these old ciphers will be disallowed. Wi-Fi routers should be updated to use AES ciphers, available with WPA2 or WPA3.|
|Windows To Go||Windows To Go is no longer being developed.|
The feature does not support feature updates and therefore does not enable you to stay current. It also requires a specific type of USB that is no longer supported by many OEMs.
|Print 3D app||Going forward, 3D Builder is the recommended 3D printing app. To 3D print objects on new Windows devices, customers must first install 3D Builder from the Store.|
More Windows 10 version 1903 resources:
- What's new in Windows 10 version 1903
- Delay Windows 10 Version 1903 May 2019 Update Installation
- Reduce Reserved Storage Size in Windows 10
- Download New Light Windows 10 Wallpaper
- Enable New Light Theme in Windows 10
- Generic Keys to Install Windows 10 version 1903
- Disable Microsoft Edge Pre-launching in Windows 10
- Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading in Windows 10
- Create Screen Snip Shortcut in Windows 10
- Enable or Disable Clipboard History in Windows 10
- Disable Fluent Design (New Visual Effects) in Windows 10
- Disable Ads in Windows 10
- Disable SmartScreen in Windows 10
- Disable Windows Defender
- Disable Windows Security Tray Icon
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