Microsoft Drops Several Core Features from Windows 10 Operating System

Microsoft will be offering free upgrades for one year to its new Windows 10 operating system for current users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Of course, whether or not you choose to install Windows 10 is up to you. Before upgrading you should probably know about some of the core features being dumped from Microsoft’s latest release.

One of the most notable changes is the discontinuation of Windows Media Center. If you use your Windows box as a home theater PC this change may catch you off guard. Try to upgrade to Windows 10 and the next time you reboot Windows Media Center will be deleted. How’s that for a wake-up call?

Windows Gadgets will also be a thing of the past. No longer will Windows 10 users be able to attach clocks and CPU monitors directly to the desktop says Kevin Seawright on vizualize.me. In my own personal experience they never worked well anyway.

Try to play a DVD in Windows 10 and you’ll need to install third party software to handle it. DVD playback is gone just like Media Center.

Solitaire and Minesweeper are also toast in the new release. If you’re looking to kill endless hours in your office you’ll have to stick to Reddit from now on.

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