Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Features that Get Lost After Windows 10 Installation

Introduction

The software behemoth on June 2, 2015, came out with the launch date of its latest operating system this year. It is slated to release its new operating system on July 29, 2015. In connection with this, the US-based software major had revealed all the new advancements in the latest operating system Windows 10.  After disclosing the advances the operating system is going to come out with, Microsoft also released the system requirements for the new operating system and features that are likely to get lost after its installation. The interaction with the tech-geeks also revealed the way the new Windows 10 would behave while doing the operating system upgrade.



Feature Depreciation in Windows 10

During the interaction with the scribes from various tech magazines, the officials of the software behemoth listed out the features that would be missing in the new operating system. In this blog, we would be listing out the depreciated features when compared to those in Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems across various editions. These features can be used in the new operating system with a certain outside software support.

  •  Windows Media Centre: This feature is present in Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows 8.1 Pro. The users using these operating systems would lose this feature when they migrate to Windows 10 operating system. They would have to install separate playback software to observe the DVD content.

  •  Desktop Gadgets: This feature is seen in Windows 7. When the Windows 7 users move to the Windows 10 operating system, they would not be present at all.  So, such users would be missing games such as Solitaire, Hearts, and Minesweeper. In the new operating system, these games would be replaced by Microsoft Minesweeper and Microsoft Solitaire Collection.

  •  Floppy Disk: People using lower operating systems such as Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, and Windows NT are in for another shock when they go for new operating system. They would not be able to use the floppy drives already present in their computers. In order to make them operational, they need to have extra drivers that detect these drives.

  • Change in Windows Live Essential. On migration from lower operating systems to Windows 10, people would see the replacement of OneDrive application by its inbox version.

  • Contana: After the operating system upgrade, the users may not be able to use Contana from the first day. The new operating system with this feature is scheduled to be released only in the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, China, Spain, and Germany, initially.
     


  • Speech Recognition: The new operating system requires high fidelity microphone array and a new hardware driver with exposed microphone array geometry.

  • Biometric Recognition: This feature is supported best in the new operating system only when a specialized infrared sensor is available with Iris detection facility rolled out in Windows Hello, and a fingerprint reader that comes with Windows Biometric Network.
   

  • Two-factor Security Authentication: This feature is not directly supported when the new operating system is installed. In order to make it functional, Windows 10 requires a fingerprint reader, illuminated infrared camera, or a Wi-Fi- or Bluetooth-supported phone and a Personal Identification Number (PIN).
   

  •  Device Guard: This facility is seen in Windows 8 operating system. This is not seen in Windows 10. However, it can be implemented in the new operating system with the help of certain third party software installation.
     

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