Windows has changed a lot over the years. In fact, almost everything we find in Windows 11 is new, at least in terms of design. However, we still manage to find some parts in this operating system that come from previous operating systems. That said, we are going to tell you which parts of Windows 11 are older.
These are the oldest parts of Windows 11!
The Run option has been a very present component in Windows for several years and if you repair the Windows 11 version it is identical to the one we found in Windows XP. However, in both operating systems it is possible to run it with Windows + R. In practice, this window allows us to write the name of an app, the full path to any file or even a web address that we want to open.
This option continues to work as well as it did in 2001 and curiously with the same graphical appearance. It doesn’t mean that soon Microsoft won’t change it to a more transparent style and that it integrates better in the new Windows. However, for now, it is to continue.
Character Map is a simple Windows system tool that shows all the characters that belong to each of the fonts that are installed. You can also use it to copy a certain character to the clipboard, so you don’t have to type all shortcut.
Graphically and in terms of functions it has not changed noticeably in recent years. Of course in the future it will eventually be replaced. This is because we already have other options in Windows 11 that do similar things. I remember, for example, the system for selecting emojis and the like. However, for now, it’s to continue.
There are many ways in Windows 11 to check hardware and software. Examples of this are the Settings, Device Manager and Task Manager applications. However, the System Information that has been around for over 20 years can display virtually every detail about your PC, from the BIOS version to your list of startup programs.
Despite its outdated design, it is undoubtedly one of the fastest ways to check various aspects of your system. However, it is not possible to change anything.
Disk Cleanup remains the primary method of cleaning Windows system files and cache. The utility is present in both Windows XP and Windows 11. However, there are some differences between the two versions. It’s just that the more options tab in the XP version has disappeared. In addition, in Windows 11 we have an option that needs to be activated separately to clean up system files.
Both Windows XP and Windows 11 have a simple application called About Windows, which can be accessed by opening the dialog box (Win + R) and running “winver”.
Windows was originally designed to run on top of DOS, and early versions included a command line to access the underlying DOS system. Later, Microsoft developed a more modern version of Windows that was not based on DOS, called Windows NT. However, Windows XP turned out to be the first Windows release to be based on this concept.
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