Microsoft to kill Paint App in September

by Madalina Dinita
Madalina Dinita
Madalina Dinita
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Madalina has been a Windows fan ever since she got her hands on her first Windows XP computer. She is interested in all things technology, especially emerging technologies... read more
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My first encounter with Windows 95 was more than a decade ago through MS Paint. Ever since then, Paint has been an integral part of the Windows whether we used it or not. Microsoft bettered the Paint offering with the Paint 3D along with the Windows 10 Creators Update.

However, now Microsoft is now planning to exclude the Paint app from the Windows 10 Creators Update Fall. The Paint app is certainly one of the longest surviving apps from Windows with 32 years to its credit.


The company recently published a list of features that will be removed in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update which sadly includes Paint in the “deprecated” section. The list also mentions that the app is “not in active development and might be removed in future releases.”

Also Read: How to bring back the classic Paint app in Windows 10

It’s obvious that most of us feel that the Paint has lost its relevance, especially since the Paint 3D app was released as an alternative. The original Paint app does lack grunt as opposed to the newer Paint 3D app, but its simplicity and lack of features are the Paint app’s strongest points. Adding to that is the nostalgia associated with Paint that most of us will definitely experience.

Apart from the Paint app, Microsoft is also mulling over ditching the System Image Backup, which will leave no options for the Windows users but to use full-disk backup solutions from third parties. Other departures include Outlook Express, screen saver in themes and the Reader app now integrated with Edge. That being said, Microsoft has not yet announced an exact date for the release of the Windows 10 Fall Creators update but its most likely to be announced in October this year.

Other stuff Microsoft plans on removing is IIS 6 Management Compatibility, TLS RC4 Ciphers, while replacements are on the way for Trusted Platform Module and TPM Remote Management.


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