List of features removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Creators Update

The Windows 10 Creators Update is expected to go mainstream in April 2017 (possibly on the 18th April), but Insider Builds have already revealed a lot about this major OS update. There are a lot of features that have been removed, having been a part in previous versions, or have been deprecated (meant to be removed in further updates). Feature-wise, this update is big and has a lot of edits. Microsoft has listed the features it has removed or deprecated in this update. Let’s take a look at them.

Read: Features deprecated or removed in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Windows 10 Creators Update

Features removed in Windows 10 Creators Update

1. Flash autorun in Edge

The Flash autorun feature in Microsoft Edge browser has been disabled with the latest update. It will now be accessible from the Click-to-Run (C2R) option instead, which can be later changed by the user.

2. Interactive Service Detection Service

Interactive Services Detection is a mitigation for legacy applications that detects if a service is trying to interact with the desktop. It is displayed by a blinking message on the taskbar. This is handled by the Interactive Services Detection (UI0Detect) service.

3. Microsoft Paint removed from languages that are not a part of the localisation list

With the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft Paint will not support languages that are not already part of the company’s localisation list. Some of the major languages in this localisation list include Arabic, English, Chinese, French, German and a few more. Additional languages will be available as Language Interface Packs.

4. NPN support in TLS (superseded by ALPN)

ALPN or Application Protocol Level Navigation will be the default medium for TLS support. This technology will supersede the previously used NPN.

5. Windows Information Protection “AllowUserDecryption” policy

The new update has disabled the Windows Information Protection “AllowUserDecryption” policy with immediate effect in its latest version.

6. WSUS for Windows Mobile

All Windows Server Update Services for Windows Mobile have been disabled. Instead, all the updates for Windows Mobile will be successfully transitioned to the new Unified Update Platform (UUP).

Features deprecated in Windows 10 Creators Update

1. Reading List

Windows Reading List is a native app that lets you add bookmarks from apps or the web to keep track of things you want to get back to later. This app is expected to be slowly removed from the Windows 10 updates in the future.

2. Tile Data Layer

The Tile Data Layer/Tile Database in Windows 10 is part of the list of features being deprecated with the future updates.

3. TCP Chimney

TCP Chimney or TCP Offloading is the feature designed to take the processing of the network such as packet segmentation and reassembly processing tasks, from a computer’s CPU to a network adapter that supports TCP Chimney Offload. It is being withdrawn from Windows 10 due to issues with the software.

4. IPSec Task offload

IPsec task offload is a technology built into the Windows operating system that supports network adapters equipped with hardware that reduces the CPU load by performing this computationally intensive work.

5. Apndatabase.xml

Apndatabase.xmlis being replaced by the COSA database.

6. Apps Corner

Apps Corner will soon be discontinued,


TLS DHE_DSS ciphers will be disabled by default.

You can see the full details at Microsoft. The complete Windows 10 Creators Update Changelog can be seen here.

You can also check out the features that were added and removed in the previous versions:
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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

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