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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: Microsoft Kills Paint after 32 Years, the Windows Backup-Feature and more

The 3D Builder app will no longer be installed by default when the Fall Creators Update arrives and Microsoft Paint will also be removed after 32 years of existence..


has announced a list of features that will be removed or deprecated in the . Features such as the 3D Builder app and Outlook Express will be gone, while will be deprecated.

By far the biggest change involves the 3D Builder app, which will be completely removed when the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update arrives. The application will no longer be installed by default, and Microsoft suggests that customers should use Print 3D and Paint 3D in its place.

Microsoft 3D Builder has been around for almost four years, since November 2013. Microsoft released it as a 3D printing app for Windows 8.1 and transitioned it to Windows 10. However, with the arrival of Print 3D and , the app was deprecated and Microsoft will remove it with the Fall Creators Update.

With Paint 3D, users can move their objects directly to a 3D printer. In addition, the company unveiled a patent back in November 2016 which will allow full-color 3D printing from Paint 3D.

Microsoft Paint nearing removal

With Paint 3D already up and running, we expected the legacy Microsoft Paint to be deprecated at some point. This moment will come when the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update arrives sometime this September.

Microsoft continues its plan to “kill off” Microsoft Paint by deprecating the app. This development suggests that Microsoft will remove Paint entirely in a future update.

In addition, Microsoft will deprecate the “Sync Your Settings” feature when the Fall Creators Update drops. In a future release, all users will use the same cloud storage system. Currently, Enterprise State Roaming users use a different cloud system than the other users.

All removed features of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update:

Removed features

  • 3D Builder
  • Apndatabase.xml
  • Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET)
  • Outlook Express
  • Reader app
  • Reading List
  • Screen saver functionality in Themes
  • Syskey.exe
  • TCP Offload Engine
  • Tile Data Layer
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Owner Password Management

Deprecated features

  • IIS 6 Management Compatibility
  • IIS Digest Authentication
  • Microsoft Paint
  • RSA/AES Encryption for IIS
  • Sync Your Settings
  • Screen saver functionality in Themes
  • System Image Backup (SIB) Solution
  • TLS RC4 Ciphers
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM): TPM.msc and TPM RemoteManagement
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Remote Management
  • Windows Hello for Business deployment that uses System Center Configuration Manager
  • Windows PowerShell 2.0
Kostas Papanikolaou
Kostas Papanikolaou
Kostas is a former sports journalist and an amateur gamer. Combining his love for technology with his writing experience, he enjoys covering news about Microsoft. Being an artistic “soul”, he is also writing poems and short stories.

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