Microsoft is eradicating WordPad from Home windows after almost 30 years

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Microsoft is not updating WordPad and plans to take away the phrase processor from a future launch of Home windows. The software program big will as an alternative suggest Microsoft Phrase, its paid phrase processor that has all the time been way more function wealthy than the essential WordPad app that has shipped as a part of Home windows since Home windows 95.

“WordPad is not being up to date and shall be eliminated in a future launch of Home windows,” reads a assist be aware revealed by Microsoft on Friday. “We suggest Microsoft Phrase for wealthy textual content paperwork like .doc and .rtf and Home windows Notepad for plain textual content paperwork like .txt.”

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WordPad hasn’t been up to date considerably since Home windows 8.

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