Microsoft moves one step closer to killing the classic Control Panel with new Windows 11 update
Microsoft has wanted to get rid of the legacy Control Panel for years. The company first started to move away from the Control Panel with the launch of Windows 8. But removing a legacy program as complex as Control Panel is not an easy task. With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft moved one step closer. The launch of Windows 11 saw the Settings app get a lot of options from the Control Panel.
Microsoft has now ported another set of options to Windows 11 Settings app with an update to the Insider build 22509. The advanced sharing option will now be found under Windows 11’s Advanced Network Settings in the Settings app. The company has also redirected some of the network and device settings from the Control Panel to the Settings app. The same goes for the option for uninstalling Windows updates which now resides in Settings rather than the legacy solution.
These latest modifications are in line with Microsoft’s plan to modernize Windows 11 and get rid of as many legacy elements as possible. While we don’t know how much longer it will take, one thing is for sure, Control Panel is on its way out.