Hide the Annoying Windows 10 Welcome Screen After Updates

James Marshall
July 24, 2017

Microsoft has warned Paint's days are numbered after revealing the graphics app will be deprecated with its next Windows 10 creators update.

"Devices utilizing Intel Clover Trail Atom Processors.require additional hardware support to provide the best possible experience when updating to the latest Windows 10 feature update, the Windows 10 Creators Update", Microsoft said in a statement.

"This list is meant to help customers consider these removals and deprecations for their own planning", the support document explains.

'With Windows 10, we introduced Windows as a Service, a model for continuous value delivery via twice annual feature updates and monthly quality updates.

They say the feature was created to provide updates and apps quicker if a Windows 10 user has an unreliable internet connection. That is, Microsoft is not aggressively removing anything from here, and few will be offended by any one item, save perhaps Paint. Yes, they use different systems now. Microsoft is now moving two steps, user content backup and the Windows Image process, to the online phase. Windows 10's emojis are part of a font called the Segoe UI Emoji, and Microsoft is installing the font with the new update for Office 2016 - bringing all of Windows 10's emojis to Windows 7.

This is useful since Microsoft seems to be pushing out updates at such a rapid pace lately - especially to Insiders who seem to get a new major update nearly once a week now as we move toward the Fall Creators Update expected later this year. The online phase is when everything is downloaded and Windows gets ready. Outlook Express is getting cut since it contains non-functional legacy code, and the functions of the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) are now found in Windows Defender Exploit Guard.

According to Belfiore, Windows 10 on ARM is being developed with an eye to tablets and laptops. Who really cares about a name as long as it doesn't make some regions (Southern, this time) feel unhappy about getting a Fall update in Spring. Also, the Reader and Reader List applications will be killed off; however, their functionality will be integrated into Microsoft's web browser - Edge.

Are you going to miss any of these features?

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