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XP Features not in Windows 7 RRS feed

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  • We are starting to migrate some of our users soon. However, we are concerned about trying to help them transition and face the possibility that some features that have been in XP forever may not be there anymore; as an example, you can no longer change file types in the way you could in XP (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ee914604.aspx). I was wondering if anyone knows of any place where I could view some kind of full release notes of features that were in XP but either depreciated or out right removed in Windows 7. I have found this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Features_removed_from_Windows_7) but I was wondering if there was any way to see this.
    I know this may not exist but any kind of help is appreciated 
    Thanks 
    Tuesday, June 21, 2011 1:21 AM

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  • Hi,

     

    Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet Forum.

     

    As we know, Windows 7 and Windows XP are different, and the difference between them is evolving. Due to various considerations, such as security, some features or functions are removed; for improvement, some features or functions are replaced by new ones. For features in Windows 7, please refer to the following document:

     

    Explore Windows 7 features

     

    And for file type issue, you may go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs, and associate a file type or protocol with a program.

      

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    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Monday, June 27, 2011 1:32 AM
    Wednesday, June 22, 2011 9:51 AM

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  • Hi,

     

    Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet Forum.

     

    As we know, Windows 7 and Windows XP are different, and the difference between them is evolving. Due to various considerations, such as security, some features or functions are removed; for improvement, some features or functions are replaced by new ones. For features in Windows 7, please refer to the following document:

     

    Explore Windows 7 features

     

    And for file type issue, you may go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs, and associate a file type or protocol with a program.

      

    Alex Zhao

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum.

    If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com


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    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Monday, June 27, 2011 1:32 AM
    Wednesday, June 22, 2011 9:51 AM
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    Friday, June 24, 2011 1:29 AM
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    Monday, June 27, 2011 1:32 AM