When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Here’s how it works.

Here are the features being deprecated or removed from Windows 10 May 2021 Update

Windows 10 May 2021 Update banner

Yesterday, Microsoft started rolling out the Windows 10 May 2021 Update to everyone. Along with the announcement, Microsoft also confirmed the demise of Windows 10X but promised to bring its features to Windows 10. However, Windows 10X was not the only thing that got axed yesterday.

Late last night, the Redmond giant published a list of features that got deprecated or removed from the May 2021 Update. The list of removed features include the Legacy Microsoft Edge and XDDM-based remote display driver. This should not come as a surprise since Microsoft was no longer supporting Legacy Edge after the official launch of Chromium-based Edge. You can head down to check out the full list of removed features:

Feature Details and mitigation
XDDM-based remote display driver Support for Windows 2000 Display Driver Model (XDDM) based remote display drivers is removed in this release. Independent Software Vendors that use an XDDM-based remote display driver should plan a migration to the WDDM driver model. For more information on implementing remote display indirect display driver, see Updates for IddCx versions 1.4 and later.
Microsoft Edge The legacy version of Microsoft Edge is no longer supported after March 9, 2021. For more information, see End of support reminder for Microsoft Edge Legacy.

Apart from this, Microsoft has also deprecated a couple of features meaning the company will not be working on them moving forward and they might be removed in the future. You can check out the list of deprecated features below:

Feature Details and mitigation
Personalization roaming Roaming of Personalization settings (including wallpaper, slideshow, accent colors, and lock screen images) is no longer being developed and might be removed in a future release.
Windows Management Instrumentation Command line (WMIC) tool. The WMIC tool is deprecated in Windows 10, version 21H1 and the 21H1 semi-annual channel release of Windows Server. This tool is superseded by Windows PowerShell for WMI. Note: This deprecation only applies to the command-line management tool. WMI itself is not affected.

The list includes two features namely, Personalization roaming and Windows Management Instrumentation Command line. The latter of the two will be superseded by Windows PowerShell and the deprecation applies only to the command-line management tool.

Windows 10 May 2021 Update is now rolling out to Windows 10 users and like the previous updates, Microsoft will be rolling the update out in batches to prevent any major issues. Users, however, can use the Media Creation Tool or the Upgrade Assistant to download and install the update manually.

Report a problem with article
A Snapdragon X65 5G RF-modem in an M2 reference design
Next Article

Qualcomm announces M.2 reference designs and new features for its 5G modems

Backplate view of the Intel Xe dev kit
Previous Article

Intel Xe discrete graphics (DG1) goes on sale inside CyberPowerPC systems

Join the conversation!

Login or Sign Up to read and post a comment.

29 Comments - Add comment