September 4, 2021: On October 5, Windows 11 will be released. Qualifying users of Windows 10 will receive a free upgrade to Windows 11, and PCs that come preloaded with Windows 11 will be available for purchase.
Upgrade to Windows 11: Windows 10 users ready for new features
Microsoft Windows 11 features a new design, a redesigned Start Menu, Snap Layouts, Snap Groups, and the addition of Microsoft Teams to the taskbar, among other features. It also has a new Microsoft Store that, in addition to a new UI, adds Android apps to Windows 11.
Along with these, there are several features that Windows 10 users will have to say goodbye to once Windows 11 is installed. They’ve been eliminated or completely redesigned in the new OS. Here are some of the features and apps that will be lost or changed when Windows 10 customers upgrade to Windows 11.
Features to get affected after you upgrade to Windows 11
Some functions may be deprecated or removed when upgrading from Windows 10 to Windows 11 or after applying an update to Windows 11. Here are some key features that will be affected.
Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual assistant, will no longer be pinned to the Taskbar or included in the first boot experience.
No more moving around with the Desktop wallpaper
Desktop wallpaper cannot be roamed to or from device when signed in with a Microsoft account.
Internet Explorer is disabled
Microsoft Edge is the recommended replacement and includes IE Mode which may be useful in certain scenarios.
Math Input Panel is removed
Math Recognizer will install on demand and includes the math input control and recognizer. Math inking in apps like OneNote will not be affected by this change.
Quick Status goes from the lock screen
Quick Status has been removed from the lock screen and associated settings.
S Mode limited to Windows 11 Home edition
S Mode will be available only for Windows 11 Home edition. S mode is a version of Windows 10 that’s streamlined for security and performance, while providing a familiar Windows experience.
Snipping Tool gets replaced
Snipping Tool continues to be available but the old design and functionality in the Windows 10 version has been replaced with those of the app previously known as Snip & Sketch.
Start Menu is all-new
Start Menu has been significantly changed in Windows 11 including the following key removals:
~Named groups and folders of apps are no longer supported and the layout is not currently resizable.
~Pinned apps and sites will not migrate when upgrading from Windows 10.
~Live Tiles are no longer available. For glanceable, dynamic content, see the new Widgets feature.
Tablet Mode is removed
Tablet mode that helps users switch their device experience from tablet mode to desktop mode and back has been removed. A new functionality and capability is included for keyboard attach and detach postures.
Taskbar functionality changed
In Windows machines, the interface includes a special application desktop toolbar called Taskbar. Users can use this for tasks such as switching between open windows and starting new applications. The functionality of Taskbar has been changed in Windows 11.
~People are no longer present on the Taskbar.
~Some icons may no longer appear in the System Tray (systray) for upgraded devices including previous customizations.
~Alignment to the bottom of the screen is the only location allowed.
~Apps can no longer customize areas of the Taskbar.
Timeline is removed
Timeline has been removed. In Windows 10 it offers a task view of User Activities to show a chronological view of what they have been working on. It can also include what you are working on across devices. Some functionality similar to Timeline is available in Microsoft Edge.
Touch Keyboard gets new restrictions
Touch Keyboard will no longer dock and undock keyboard layouts on screen sizes 18 inches and larger.
Wallet app will be removed
The Wallet app has been removed. The app in Windows 10 allows users to keep all their cards and passes in one place. Similar to Apple Passbook app in iOS.