Windows 10/11 Feature Experience Pack mystery unveiled

by Claudiu Andone
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What is Windows 10 Feature Experience Pack
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It seems like if you got the new Windows 10 2004 update, you also got a new Feature Experience Pack.

An app with the exact same name appeared in the Microsoft Store since last year in December and it’s still there but it doesn’t give you anything to work with.

Now, the folks from ZDNet spotted it and also provided a few clues on what’s going on.

What is the Windows 10 Feature Experience Pack?

This package is installed on every PC with the May 2020 Update and up, including the latest Windows 10 build 19645.

You can see by yourself by going to Settings, then System and System information and scroll down to Windows specifications. You will see a new item there called Experience.Windows 10 Feature Experience Pack

Although Microsoft didn’t say anything about what it is and what it contains, you can see a reference in the Features on Demand package.

Feature Experience Pack mystery lifted

The Windows Feature Experience Pack is a part of the Features on Demand for Windows 10 and Windows Server, as listed in a Microsoft document listing the Available Features on Demand.feature experience PackAs you can see from the caption above, the package is only 44.15MB and it contains Windows Client Shell Components and some features critical to Windows functionality.

Microsoft also added the warning to not remove this package.

The Features on Demand package also includes Internet Explorer, Notepad, the DirectX Configuration Database, Paint, PowerShell ISe, Quick Assist, the Print Management Console, and more.

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