Windows 10 is a solid operating system with plenty of new features and improvements. The newest version of Windows 10 although includes hundreds of new features, it lacks some of the features offered in previous versions of Windows.
Popular features of Windows 7 like Desktop Gadgets, Windows Media Center, personalization panel, classic Windows 7 games like Solitaire and Spider Solitaire, and classic Start menu features have been dropped from Windows 10. Some of the features introduced with Windows 8 have also been absent from Windows 10 for reasons best known to Microsoft.
Although most of the classic features have been replaced with better alternative, users who have used classic features for long time will surely miss them while on Windows 10.
Get classic Windows 7/8 features in Windows 10
If you’re one of those users who have been missing one or more classic features present in Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 while using Windows 10 PC, you can now get your favorite or all classic features back in Windows 10 with the help of a free program called Missed Features Installer for Windows 10.
Missed Features Installer for Windows 10
Missed Features Installer for Windows 10 aims to bring classic features back to Windows 10 with minimal effort. A similar program called Missed Features Installer for Windows 8/8.1 was released about two years ago, and this new version is specifically for Windows 10.
With Missed Features Installer for Windows 10, you can add almost all missing features to Windows 10. The free program not only allows you get popular requests like Desktop Gadgets, classic Windows 7 games, and Windows Media Center but also helps you get lesser known features like classic Calculator, Windows Aero, and Windows Mail. Note that if you want, Live Mail, please refer to our download Windows Live Mail for Windows 10 guide.
Because Missed Features Installer for Windows 10 includes a vast number of features, the setup file of MFI is over 1.2 GB. If you’re really interested in getting classic features back in Windows 10 and have a relatively good internet connection, downloading the huge 1.2 GB ISO image file should not be an issue though.
After downloading the MFI ISO, right-click on it, click Mount to mount the image in File Explorer, open up the drive containing mounted MFI ISO to find the setup file and then double-click on the setup file to launch the Missed Features Installer.
The MFI installer allows you select features that you would like to install in Windows 10 and you don’t need to install all offered features.
The Missed Features Installer for Windows 10 is compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit types. The program uses third-party tools to add classic features to Windows 10. For instance, the program automatically installs the Classic Shell software to if you select to install Windows 7-style Start menu in Windows 10.
Lastly, we recommend you create a system restore point or system image backup before running MFI on your system so that you can easily restore your Windows 10 to original state with a few mouse clicks.