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Features removed in Windows 10 April 2018 Update Version 1803

Starting with the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803) Microsoft has introduced a number of big new features such as Timeline, Focus Assist, near share, Dictation feature, edge browser improvements And more you can check windows 10 April 2018 update Version 1803 features Here. However, during a new release, it’s also the time where the company evaluates and removes or deprecates features and functionalities that are no longer useful, obsolete or need to be replaced with something better. Here are all the features that have been removed or deprecated in Windows 10 April 2018 Update, version 1803.

Features removed in Windows 10 version 1803

Microsoft has published the list of features going away beginning with the April 2018 Update, including removed and deprecated (projected to be removed in a future release) option. In this article, we’ll get a closer look at the list of features that are no longer available, or they’re still available, but they’re not actively being developed and might be removed in future releases of Windows 10.


(The following features have been removed completely from the Windows 10, version 1803)

Groove Music Pass – Groove’s streaming service and music sales tracking through the Microsoft Store ended in 2017, and the Groove app has been updated to reflect this change. You can still use Groove Music to play songs on your PC or stored in OneDrive, but you’ll need to use a different service if you want to stream music.

People suggestions -The People app will no longer include unsaved contacts for non-Microsoft accounts. You will need to manually save the contact details for people you send mail to or get mail from.

Control Panel Language settings – The user need to use the Settings app to change your language settings.

HomeGroup – HomeGroup has been removed but not the ability to share printers, files, and folders.

Connect to suggested open hotspots – This option in Wi-Fi settings was previously disabled and has now been removed from the page. You can manually connect to free wireless hotspots via Network & Internet settings, from the taskbar or Control Panel.

Conversations in the People app – This option now requires an online Office 365 mail account. It doesn’t work offline anymore and doesn’t support other email accounts.

XPS Viewer – The app is no longer installed by default if you install Windows 10 1803 from scratch (clean install). It is possible to install it manually using Settings – Apps – Apps and features.


( In version 1803, Windows 10 is no longer developing the following features and functionalities )

Software Restriction Policies in Group Policy — Instead of using the Software Restriction Policies through Group Policy, you can use AppLocker or Windows Defender Application Control to control which apps users can access and what code can run in the kernel.

Offline symbol packages — The symbol packages are no longer available as a downloadable MSI. Instead, the Microsoft Symbol Server is moving to be an Azure-based symbol store.

Windows Help Viewer (WinHlp32.exe) — All Windows help information is available online. The Windows Help Viewer is no longer supported in Windows 10.

Contacts feature and Windows Contacts API — The Contacts feature and the corresponding Windows Contacts API is no longer being worked on and Microsoft suggests you use the People app to maintain your contacts.

Phone Companion — Use the Phone page in the Settings app.

IPv4/6 Transition Technologies — 6to4 has been disabled by default since Windows 10, version 1607 (the Anniversary Update), ISATAP has been disabled by default since Windows 10, version 1703 (the Creators Update), and Direct Tunnels has always been disabled by default. Microsoft suggests you use native IPv6 support instead.

You can always check this Microsoft support site for more details on the features removed or planned to be replaced with this version of Windows 10.


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