Microsoft plans to phase out the default WordPad word processor in Windows

Microsoft plans to phase out the default WordPad word processor in Windows

WordPad, the free word processor that has been bundled with Windows for the past 28 years, will be discontinued by Microsoft Corporation. The company announced the change in a support note that was just published.

The brief statement from Microsoft read, “WordPad is no longer being updated and will be removed in a future release of Windows.” “We recommend Windows Notepad for plain text files like.txt and Microsoft Word for rich text files like.doc and.rtf.” WordPad first appeared in Windows 95, a version of Windows that was released to end users in August 1995.

The operating system needed a hard drive with a capacity of 50 megabytes, a processor running at 40 megahertz, and 4 megabytes of memory. The Start button and internet access were introduced for the first time in this version of Windows.

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