The operating system for Windows is another evolution of the previous ones and it’s no doubt that traces of past Windows is evident if you just notice it. So we identified some remainders from Windows XP that we find existing in the new Windows 10.
While huge features have been through many changes just like the Start menu, you can still see pictures of pixel icons, retro dialog boxes and CRT monitors in some places.
Screen Saver Settings
You can still set screensavers even it might be outdated. But the problem is Microsfot didn’t make it clear on how to work on it. For the past Windows, will let you get those screensavers by just right-clicking your desktop and going to the Personalization control panel – but now it’s no longer possible.
For the new Windows 10 it is placed as a link on the lock screen options. But the easiest access is to perform system search for screen saver change and select related result.
Everything stays the same as for the screensavers selection. It is still limited from Windows 7 and you can just download online other screensavers like the retro ones if you really fancy them. Upto now, Microsoft didn’t make changes about the screen saver settings window. To that degree, the images used to represent our pc monitor is almost similar as the one being used in Windows XP – way before it had a monitor stand at the bottom as well. It is somehow unlikely that a lot of individuals are using Windows 10 on a CRT monitor.
Setting up a disk quota is another function that would permit system admins to specify limits to the amount of disk space that can be occupied by the pc users. It is mostly used in businesses than personal use. It is useful setting to keep users from filling up the drive to its maximum capacity and being warned when the limit is almost reached already.
We have seen so many changes with the Control Panel over the years, and so currently with the setting sapp being more prominent section, you can still see traces of Windows XP when you uninstall programs. This one is understated and you may never bump into this. However this is another sample of retro iconography still used in Windows 10. The icon of the disc and pc box was used before to represent the feature – “Change or Remove programs”.
When you try to uninstall two thing simultaenously, you will see it now in the error message above. If you want to check it out, all you have to do is perform a system search for change or remove a program and choose the related result. Next, click a program on he list and click uninstall. while it’s uninstalling, go back to the list and repeat the same process. Result should be: error, done with a Windows XP style icon.
Google Chrome Passwords
This requires Google chrome and a password on your windows user account so you can see this one. Just simple launch the browser then type chrome://settings/passwords in the address bar. This will direct you to the place of chrome where all the passwords you’ve asked the browser to store are being kept. Below saved passwords, click Show next to one of your passwords.
A pop up window will open and will ask you of your password. If you notice, the header image it is using is straight out Windows XP again. This is due to API reasons – Chrome requires on an older Windows API. Currently, there’s a new API with more innovative imagery, it can be that Google is making use of the Windows XP API in order to support those older systems better.
Windows Journal – it is an app that most of us might have know that existed. It first exist in Windows XP Table PC Edition which is a touch oriented version of the OS. It wasn’t a huge click but it allow users to organize and create their handwritten notes.
What’s interesting is that this application can still be found in Windows 10 and still operates similarly as it did for Windows XP.
Back to the Past
Some will say that it’s not so nice to see relics from older version Windows appearing in Windows 10 but it’s still fun to see some bits of the past. Thou other critics will take it as somehow a poor form from Microsoft as it didn’t overhaul the whole thing to level up with the equally modern era.
Windows will constantly evolve – it is a fact! We will still find traces from the past Windows but hey it will remind us of an earlier – bluer time.
Have you noticed this too? Have you seen some remnants from Windows XP in Windows 10? Share it with us in your comments.