Microsoft lists features you’ll lose when upgrading to Windows 10

Losing out on certain features with Microsoft 10

Microsoft announced the date for launching of Windows 10 as 29th of July along with the requirements for upgrading to this. Making sure to get you aware on what you will be losing out once you have installed the Windows 10, the company has given a list of features which are listed below. There are many who are not as excited about this launce due to the features they will be losing out on.

Media Centre

Once you have upgraded to Windows 10, you can forget about the Media Centre. This Windows Media centre was supposed to be a hub for the users, which was able to allow them to record live shows from the Television or display slide shows of photos and also allowing them to stream content.

Windows Games: Minesweeper, Solitaire, Hearts

These games which were a big help to while away your time, will no longer be available. Upgrading to Windows 10 will remove these games but the users will be able to access the above games through the Microsoft App Store. You also find third party makers of software which offer these games.

Gadgets of the Desktop

The gadgets which seemed to be a staple of the Windows 7 will not be available on Windows 10. You will be required to install these gadgets.

Floppy Disk Drivers

Though most of us do not use Floppy Disk Drivers any more, but for those who do will have to download the driver which is latest from the Windows Update or the computer manufacturer’s website.

DVD Playback Software

This exciting but extinct method of being able to consume media on your computer is being removed in the Windows 10. The maker of the software has informed that you will need to add separate software for playback if you wish to play DVD’s on Windows 10. VLC player seems to work as a good option or you can consider using Power DVD or WinDVD which perform more like DVD players as compared to the general video players.

Application of the One Drive

The application of One Drive seems to be getting an update with the Windows 10. The older Windows include this among the bundle of Windows Live Essentials, but in the Windows 10 this app will be replaced by One Drive in the inbox version.

Update Defers

Using the Windows 10, users will receive the updates automatically but will not be able to defer these updates at any time later.

The different editions of Windows 10

The maker of the software was able to reveal that the Windows 10 will have 7 versions, namely, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 pro, Windows 10 mobile, Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise, and Windows 10 to T Core (Internet of things). While you will find that all the above mentioned editions will include the same core and features, Windows will be released only for PC’s by Microsoft and tablets earlier. So, go through the pros and cons before you make up your mind to upgrade to Windows 10.

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