Microsoft recently revealed the official release date of the much awaited Windows 10 OS.
This date – July 29 – will see Windows 10 released for PCs and any current user of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 will be able to get a free upgrade, but this offer will only last one year.
It is true to say that since Windows 10 was announced back in September last year, many have been awaiting it. In fact, since Microsoft made the Build version of Windows 10 available through the Windows Insider Program, more than 4 million people have downloaded and tried it on their PCs. According to Microsoft, this new OS will work across all devices as a universal OS, be it a PC, tablet or phone.
The OS comes in with very many new features as well as improvements to the previous version and as each day passes by, new features keep coming in, most of which are surprise packages to many users. Despite the many new additions, there are also some omissions in this new OS. In this regard, here is a list of some of the top features that the users of Windows 7 and Windows 8 will be missing from the new Windows 10 when it is officially released at the end of next month.
No more Windows Media Center
If you are a current user of Windows 7 or Windows 8, you probably make use of the Windows Media Center. When you upgrade to the new Windows 10, this feature will be no more.
Watching DVDs is gone
There will no longer be the feature which allows Windows OS to play DVD movies. In order for this to work, you’ll need a separate playback software app such as VLC Media Player or CyberLink PowerDVD.
No Windows 7 gadgets on desktop
Windows 7 came in with a feature where users could place gadgets such as calendar and watch on the desktop, however, this will be eliminated once Windows 10 is installed.
Default gaming platforms such as solitaire and hearts
In Windows 7 there is solitaire, hearts and Minesweeper games that are preinstalled in the OS. However, once Windows 10 is installed on your PC, you will no longer see these games. The best part of it is that you can’t do without them; you can still get a copy of these games’ Microsoft versions from their official website.
No OneDrive application
The OneDrive application will no longer be available in the Windows Live Essentials section; rather, it will be replaced by the inbox version of the same app.
Availability of Windows 10 updates
Those who will be using Windows 10 Home Edition will get automatic updates from the official Windows Update. However, if you will be using Windows 10 Enterprise or Pro, then it will be possible to defer your updates.
In essence, the omitted functions or features are just making way for newer and much better features for Windows 10 users. This means that in general, the experience you get on Windows 10 will live up to Microsoft standards as well as fulfill the promise the company has been singing since the launch of this OS. There is no doubt that Windows 10 has a great future ahead of its official release.