Microsoft Begins to Shut Down Control Panel Functions

Microsoft changed the way the classic Control Panel works in its most recent October update for Windows 10.

Currently, when selecting the option that would take you to the System page in the old menu, the user will be redirected to the Settings section, the new system’s default. The company also took steps to prevent third-party applications from circumventing the novelty.

In the latest Windows 10 update, the System and Security page in the Control Panel leads to the Settings application. (Source: Windows 10 / Playback) In the last update of Windows 10, the System and Security page in the Control Panel leads to the Settings application. (Source: Windows 10 / Playback) Source: Windows

Microsoft has been modifying the Control Panel throughout its updates to Windows 10, adapting its functions to the new Settings page. However, a good number of fans are still adept at the tool and, therefore, prefer the “old fashioned” management mode.

One of the possible justifications for this change is the accessibility of the new Settings page for new users, which offers support for touch screens, a more intuitive interface and more organized functions.

Termination history
Similarly, Microsoft has tried to shut down other classic applications before. One of the recent cases was the May update this year, which removed the Notepad, Paint and Wordpad programs from some users’ computers. However, in future updates, it was possible to obtain the same programs through the system itself via download.

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