Microsoft Could Soon Kill Off the Classic Control Panel in Windows 10

We’ve known for a while that Microsoft was planning to kill off the classic Control Panel in Windows 10 and replace it with the Settings app, but now it looks like the whole thing is very close to happening.

Microsoft essentially wants to get rid of the traditional Control Panel simply because it’s one of the last pieces of the classic Windows experience.

With Windows 10, the company has migrated to a modern concept which it wants to be offered from one end to another. In order for this to be possible, Microsoft is migrating options previously offered in the classic Control Panel to the Settings app, and the latest Windows 10 feature updates allowed this new idea to progress even further.

However, it’s also no secret that Microsoft transitioning from the classic Control Panel to the Settings app is taking place at a super-slow pace, with the company itself not even offering an ETA as to when the legacy feature would go away once and for all.

Windows 10 version 2004

But according to a recent discovery shared by Rafael Rivera on Twitter, we’re actually closer than we can imagine to the moment the Control Panel is supposed to get the ax. Microsoft has moved more of Control Panel to the Settings app, and some of the pages previously offered as part of the traditional experience are now embedded in the modern UI.

“As seen in build 19587 — New velocity, HideSystemControlPanel (vso/tfs 25175482). Looks like Microsoft is working to kill {BB06C0E4-D293-4f75-8A90-CB05B6477EEE},” Rivera tweeted.

The next feature update for Windows 10 is due in the spring as version 2004. However, it’s not yet clear if this one is supposed to be the version retiring the Control Panel, as the current preview builds make no change in this regard.

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