Windows 10 2004 May 2020 Update – Deprecated and Removed Features

Microsoft finally unveiled the “Windows 10 20H1 May 2020 Update” publicly on 28th May. As of now, you may get the ISO file via the Media Creation tool 2004 or Windows Update Assistant. Furthermore, the company too started pushing an auto-notification regarding locally through the Windows Update section. Today, in this post, we explore the Deprecated and Removed Features on Windows 10 2004. 

Unlike Windows 10 19H1, May 2020 Update doesn’t bring so many known bugs or issues. However, we suggest check them first before proceeding to download/apply the featured update. Microsoft deprecates the Companion device framework, Microsoft Edge, and Dynamic Disks. Similarly, they removed Cortana from Settings, Windows To Go, and Mobile Plans & Messaging apps for non-cellular devices.

Read: A Complete Guide to Windows 10 2004 May 2020 Update [20H1] New Features & Changes

Deprecated and Removed Features on Windows 10 2004 [20H1]

Here are the key features that either get removed or deprecated on Windows 10 May 2020 Update –

What’re the Deprecated features on 2004

Here are the deprecated features on Windows 10 2004, May 2020 Update –

1. Companion Device Framework

Microsoft no longer works upon or develops the Companion Device Framework on Windows 10.

2. Microsoft Edge

The company had updated the legacy version of Edge to Chromium Edge back in Windows 10 1909 [19H2]. Since Edge is now an independent software, this receives updates periodically on its official Site. Microsoft experts no longer develop this web-browser any more. 

3. Dynamic Disks

Similar to the above two features, Microsoft no longer works upon the Dynamic Disks feature or its development. Instead, Storage Spaces will take place of this feature in upcoming cumulative updates.

What’re the Removed Features on 20H1

Here are the removed features on Windows 10 2004, May 2020 Update –

1. Cortana

Windows 10 users can’t find Cortana either on the Settings homepage or the Speech Settings window. Microsoft has enhanced what Cortana can do on Windows 10 2004, May 2020 Update. One can now adjust Cortana’s relative position on the Desktop, reduce or increase its frame, and lot more. 

Previously available skills such as music, connected home, etc. are no longer supported by Microsoft on Cortana anymore.

2. Windows To Go

The company deprecates Windows To Go back on Windows 10 1903 [19H1] Update. With May 2020 Update, they have completely removed this functionality. 

3. Mobile Plans and Messaging apps

Though the company still supports both Mobile Plans as well as Messaging apps, they are re-designed to appear on Windows 10 2004. They will provide separate OEMs that include both these apps inside the Windows images only for cellular-enabled devices.

The non-cellular devices will no longer support these features on Windows 10 20H1. 

I hope, you get a glimpse of the removed and deprecated features on Windows 10 version 2004 May 2020 Update.

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