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Solved Wordpad on Windows 10? Questions and Future?

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  1. Jack1000

    Jack1000 Thread Starter

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    Hey All,

    Today I learned that WordPad is offered in the Windows Store for Windows 10. When I got my computer back in October 2015 with Windows 10, it had WordPad on it. How is the store version different? Is this an updated version? Is WordPad stilled offered on OEM computers with Windows 10 on the current build 1803? (Which I have currently.)

    I always thought that there have been no changes for WordPad since approximately 2009 with the release of Windows 7, and the Ribbon, coinciding with Office 2007. Several have petitioned Microsoft in the Windows 10 Feedback Hub for a Spellcheck option. What do you suspect will be WordPad's future? I always thought if Microsoft can update Paint, as they did with Paint 3D in Windows 10, they should do the same for WordPad in Windows 10.

    Jack
     
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    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Have you tried clicking on the Start icon, and then typing Wordpad?
     
  3. Jack1000

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    Hi Dave,

    Yes, that comes up. But unfortunately isn't helpful. I am looking for any known differences between the WordPad on Windows 10 pre-installed with my PC and the WordPad at the Windows Store. Specifically any changes between the two versions, and if any of our tech guys have heard anything threw the grapevine about a Spellchecker for the program forthcoming in an update? My WordPad works, this isn't a problem question. It's an update query about any differences or updates mentioned above.

    Jack
     
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    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Windows 10 is designed to be a SAS ( software as a service). The long term aim is to only provide an OS with no additional features like media players, notepad, wordpad , games etc and all of them will be Store apps.

    Microsoft are gradually changing all "features & extras" to be store apps rather than update via windows update.

    There will be some store apps pre-installed. Store apps are much easier to automatically update without updating the complete OS every time.

    At this time I can't find any obvious differences between inbuilt wordpad & store wordpad
    https://mspoweruser.com/windows-10s...-xps-viewer-apps-now-available-windows-store/
     
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  5. Jack1000

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    This is great! Thank you!

    Jack
     
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