There are still some traces of Windows 95 in Windows 10, and this at the level of icons. The big fall update, dubbed Sun Valley, will modernize them, much to the chagrin of retro look lovers. With this update, the entire Windows design will receive a facelift.
Windows 10 still retains some traces of Microsoft’s past. Indeed, we can find very “old school” icons in the operating system, which befits fans of a retro look. However, these icons will soon disappear.
When you left click on a file and go to properties, you have several tabs that appear. On the far left, the Customize tab allows you to modify the icon of this said file. A hundred icons are then displayed. Some are very modern, but we notice that others have a very 90’s design and for good reason, they come from Windows 95. These are not the original icons, of course (since they have a definition higher), but their presence can still give your desk a retro feel if you feel like it.
SUN VALLEY WILL MODERNIZE WINDOWS 10
The Sun Valley update, scheduled for October, will modernize them, according to Windows Latest. Goodbye old visuals, which will have the right to a hell of a facelift. The site says, however, that some still have their old look, but everything should change by October. Microsoft has also started to change different visuals here and there in the latest builds of Windows 10 reserved for Insiders.
As a reminder, Windows 10 will receive a major change in the fall, either in October or in November. Named Sun Valley, this new big update should thoroughly review the visual of Windows 10, without however affecting its operation. It is true that the current version is starting to date, the OS has not changed since 2015. Of course, this update will be free, like all the others before it.
Note that this year, Microsoft will also release Windows 10X, a “light” version of its operating system which will above all be dedicated to low-power machines as well as to PCs with multiple screens.