Microsoft Paint and WordPad could become optional features in Windows 10 20H1

by Rahul
August 18, 2019

Microsoft is expected to introduce a ton of new features in the upcoming Windows 10 20H1 Update. which will be released sometime in the first half of 2020. The Redmond giant, however, is not only planning to add features in the 20H1 but also thinking of making some core Windows services optional so that users, if they want, can get rid of those services.

And as per Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 20H1 Build 18963, WordPad and Microsoft Paint are the services, which Microsoft wants to make optional. The company has already started laying the groundwork for it by adding WordPad and Microsoft Paint to the list of optional features. And as you know, optional features in Windows 10 are easy to get rid of, meaning that WordPad and the Paint app can be uninstalled by just a click.

To uninstall an optional feature, you’ll have to head over to the Settings, Apps and then Optional features. Once you click on the Optional features, you’ll get to see the list of optional features, and from there you’ll pick the ones you don’t want in your PC. Clicking on the optional feature will display an “Uninstall” option, clicking on which will uninstall the app from your PC.

It’s worth noting that optional apps or services can’t be permanently erased from Windows 10. If you reverse your decision in future and want to have the optional feature, which you just uninstalled, back on your Windows 10 PC, you’ll also be able to do that. You’ll have to go to the Optional Features page by following the aforementioned process and then click on the “Add a feature” option.

If you accidentally uninstall WordPad and Microsoft Paint, you’ll be able to bring them back by following a similar process.

via: WindowsLatest

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