Microsoft marks the end of the old Control Panel
Microsoft marks the end of the old Control Panel

Microsoft is slowly moving more and more functionality from the classic Control Panel to the new Settings app, and this began working with Windows 10 in 2015.

Earlier this year, the software giant made several changes to the Windows 11 Settings section. This month the company began testing other ways to bypass system control functions.

In the new beta version of Windows 11, the company moved advanced network settings to a new Settings app page that includes options for sharing folders and printers, as well as network discovery options.

Some network and device settings entry points in Windows 11 are now also redirected to the Settings app instead of forcing you to access the Control Panel.

The link to the Control Panel section that was used to uninstall the app now redirects to the Settings app.

You can now uninstall Windows Update directly from the Settings app if you're having problems updating.

Also, uninstalling the Windows Update section is part of the Settings app rather than being in the Control Panel.

These changes came after trying to get rid of the Control Panel in Windows 10. The company first launched a separate Settings app in Windows 8 to fix the traditional Control Panel.

For legacy support, the two coexist, just like the company used two browsers (Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge) in Windows 10.

The Settings app is provided as a new option. But there are still a lot of settings that require access to the control panel.

Windows 10 makes things better, and Windows 11 provides a more modern way for users to control their computers.

Another step for Microsoft to simplify Windows

The company describes these latest changes as an ongoing attempt to move settings from Control Panel to Settings. As such, Microsoft is clearly keen to change this area of ​​Windows to remove the need for the Control Panel.

Windows 11 is basically an attempt to modernize and simplify the Windows operating system that has been used in a similar way for decades.

The company used the Control Panel in the first version of Windows 11 with little success. But in other areas like the system tray, it simplifies things a lot.

These monthly changes paved the way for Microsoft to end a version of Windows that had been seemingly incomplete until now.

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