Like all new versions of software, some old features and services have been removed from the new Windows 11.  The most notable missing, removed and deprecated items are:

  • Microsoft has done yet another about face on OneNote and is now not installing it
  • Skype is no longer installed (replaced with Teams)
  • S Mode is no longer available on Windows 11 Pro
  • Internet Explorer 11 is disabled but it is still installed
  • Tablet Mode is dead
  • The TASK BAR is permanently affixed to the bottom of the screen

Also Microsoft is continuing its push for user information by requiring Windows 11 Home Edition to be connected to the internet AND for the at least the first user to have a Microsoft account in order to complete device setup on first use.   There is no mention of such an internet requirement for Pro, Education or Enterprise versions of Windows 11.

If you want to see Windows 11 in action and figure out how to install it in a Windows 10 HyperV Virtual Machine, watch our video HERE..

Here is a list items removed from Windows 11 or to have known problems in Windows 11:

Removed In Windows 11 From Windows 10:

    • Internet Explorer is disabled
    • Taskbar is fixed to the bottom of the first screen and can no longer be moved
    • Live Tiles are no longer available
    • Tablet Mode is removed
    • People App is no longer present on the Taskbar
    • Quick Status from the Lockscreen and associated settings are removed
    • S Mode is only available now for Windows 11 Home edition

Apps No Longer Installed On Clean Win11 Installs:

    • 3D Viewer
    • OneNote for Windows 10
    • Paint 3D
    • Skype


    • Taskbar will not be shown across multiple monitors but will return in an upcoming build.
    • The preview window may not display the entire window when hovering over Task View on the taskbar.


    • In some cases, you might be unable to enter text when using Search from Start or the taskbar. If you experience the issue, press Win + R on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box, then close it.
    • We’re working on fixing an issue that’s preventing unpinning apps from Start, making the command bar in File Explorer disappear, or hiding snap. To work around these, restart your PC.


    • When upgrading a device with multiple user accounts to Windows 11, Settings will fail to launch.
    • A small set of Settings legacy pages as well as fit and finish bugs will be addressed in future releases.
    • The ‘Power mode’ setting does not show up on the Power & battery page.
    • When launching the Settings app, a brief green flash may appear.
    • When using Quick Settings to modify Accessibility settings, the settings UI may not save the selected state.


      • App icons in the Search panel may do not load, and instead appear as gray squares.
      • When hovering your mouse over the Search icon on the taskbar, the third recent search does not load and remains blank.
      • After clicking the Search icon taskbar, the Search panel may not open. If this occurs, restart the “Windows Explorer” process, and open the search panel again.
      • When you hover your mouse over the Search icon on the taskbar, recent searches may not be displayed. To work around the issue, restart your device.
      • Search panel might appear as black and not display any content below the search box.


      • System text scaling will scale all widgets proportionally and may result in cropped widgets.
      • Launching links from the widgets board may not invoke apps to the foreground.
      • When using screen reader/Narrator in widgets may not properly announce content
      • Widgets board may appear empty. To work around the issue, you can sign out and then sign back in again.
      • When using the Outlook client with a Microsoft account, Calendar, and To Do changes may not sync to the widgets in real time.
      • Widgets may be displayed in the wrong size on external monitors. If you encounter this, you can launch the widgets via touch or WIN + W shortcut on your actual device monitor first and then launch on your secondary monitors.
      • After adding multiple widgets quickly from the widgets settings, some of the widgets may not be visible on the board.


      • The install button might not be functional yet in some limited scenarios.
      • Rating and reviews are not available for some apps.

    Most of these items came from Microsofts Windows 11 details which you can see HERE.



    Leave a Reply

    Avatar placeholder

    Your email address will not be published.