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Microsoft moves one step closer to killing the classic Control Panel with new Windows 11 update

Microsoft is moving some options away from Control Panel to the Settings app with the new Windows 11 update. (Image source: Microsoft)
Microsoft is moving some options away from Control Panel to the Settings app with the new Windows 11 update. (Image source: Microsoft)
Microsoft has moved another batch of Windows 11 settings from the Control Panel to the Settings app. The change is part of the Windows 11 Insider build 22509. Among the settings that have moved, advanced sharing options like public folder sharing are the most prominent.

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.

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Fawad Murtaza - Tech Writer - 130 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2021
I am Fawad, a fellow tech nerd. As a tech junkie, my relationship with technology goes back to my childhood years. Getting my first Intel Pentium 4 PC was the start of journey that would eventually bring me to Notebookcheck. Finally, I have been writing for tech media since 2018. From small no-name projects to industry leaders, I have worked with a number of tech publications.
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Fawad Murtaza, 2021-12-19 (Update: 2021-12-19)