Windows 11 is saying goodbye to a lot of familiar features from Windows 10. Let’s break down what’s going away and what’s getting a downgrade.

Cortana – the once highly touted virtual assistant will no longer have a home on the taskbar, though some features will still be available.


Internet Explorer is disabled, though there is an IE mode in Microsoft Edge.

You’ll no longer be able to sync your desktop wallpaper across devices.

Quick statuses are removed from your lock screen.


Live Tiles are going away.

Tablet Mode is removed.

Timeline is being removed.

Many of these features were once highly promoted by Microsoft but never did seem to catch on. Will you miss any of them? Let us know in the comments.