Microsoft prepares to remove the Classic Control Panel in Windows 10

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    Well that's a bunch of bullshit.
     
  3. XP-200

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    "The next feature update for the 2004 version of Windows 10 will be released this fall".

    I had no idea W10 was this old. :p
     
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    FFS, stop removing features that we been using since freaking forever.
    Remove your bloatware plz. ty.
     

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    I believe it was 2015
     
  6. EJocys

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    Microsoft had the chance to have two sizes for the same Control Panel i.e. one for touch screen and one for desktop users. Unfortunately, we have 3 different views now: Windows 10 CP, Category, Large/Small icons. Usually, stuff like this happens when someone new comes to the team with little clue about existing features of the product, then immediately starts to duplicate functionality instead of improving it. Now, as a result, they have to remove feature, which is liked by many. Microsoft management made a lot of stupid decisions with Windows 8 and these are consequences.
     
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    Well, more third party software to enable it or make it as main feature.
    Many will complain, many will just accept it and the world has more important things to worry about.
    As for admins, for sure they will be pissed off, but nothing that a powershell or command line wouldn't solve.
    As for common user, how often they opened it? And if they did, they will find a way to configure their settings.
     
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    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    I use the control panel... like.. a lot.. so.. wtf.
     
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    i dont use it at all
     
  10. Andrew LB

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    I use legacy control panel all the time. Programs and Features just works better than 'apps and features'. Same goes for devices and printers legacy. And why do i have this feeling that by removing control panel, its going to break a lot of older drivers which are designed to use that interface? Aren't administrative tools all considered part of Control Panel? There doesn't seem to be an updated UI version of most of those programs. Or is the plan to restrict as much as they can kinda like how Apple does things.

    Whoever came up with this idea needs a swift kick in the nuts.
     
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  11. K.S.

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    Every Windows user still uses the Control Panel. Everyone plays video games. Sometimes people begrudgingly mention they play games; around peers or hot women, we still play though. We still use that ole' rust bucket of a Control Panel. We love it' There's nothing wrong with it MS, take a clue from Nvidia, their Control Panel has worked great for years as well too...

    @Stormyandcold
    #pronvidiacomments
     
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    As long as all the setting options are migrated in to Settings, fine!
     
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    Oh, no!
     
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    Many CP functions were already integrated into the windows settings, so it was already becoming superfluous. I presume all the remaining functions will be integrated by the time they discontinue it. Plus you have some functions in the start menu as well.
     
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    I find the classic control panel more clear and useful than the new one, and i agree with the one who said that they better remove blotwares, and also suggest to stop adding useless features.
     
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    meh, surprised people still use it when everything is accessible from pressing the windows key and typing in the first couple of letters.
     
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    Well,its M$$$,its Windows 10 after all. :D
    (could be a joke,1st april joke.)
    Who is in charge there,give them some regards.

    They have nothing to do these days,so "hey,lets do something stupid and outrageous."
     
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    This is really bad.
    The Settings interface is such a mess, that's almost impossible to find what you are looking for.
    Control Panel wasn't perfect, but at least we got used to it and know were things are.
     
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    The new control panel replacement in windows 10 never caught on because it was an attempt to radically depart from something that was already really good.

    One of the first things I do when I install windows is to pin the classic control panel to the task bar in large icons mode.

    The new way MS wants you to use the same functionality is one function at a time. You want to check for updates in one window and then adjust something else in another? Sorry buddy, you get one window and it shows you the last thing you were doing.

    Seriously, go to settings and then check for updates. Now right click the desktop and select display properties. Who the was the genius that decided "don't let that be 2 different windows, force those 2 functions to use the same window." 64 core/128 thread CPUs are available but lets keep multitasking to a minimum.
     
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    Yip, same here - new CP is cumbersome IMHO, and you need to go through whatever weird routes to get to the deeper stuff.

    Not sure why they are removing it, just leave the old CP where it is for those who've been using it forever (usually the more tech savvy amongst us :D)
     
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