New Update Microsoft apparently canning P2P Win32 services on Windows 11 23H2, Windows 12


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Nov 10, 2017
While Insider builds are meant for testing new features and changes, and those are generally announced in the changelog for such builds, often, some of these changes come unannounced too. For example, some users have noticed that the new Outlook was automatically installed on the latest Beta channel build. This was not disclosed in the release notes, though a senior Microsoft official confirmed it was expected behavior.

While some users will certainly consider that to be an unpleasant advance, Microsoft seems to be doing what many will feel is a good move as well. The tech giant seems to be making a conscious effort to improve the File Explorer performance in Windows 11. This was also according to the newest Beta channel build as well as the Dev channel build. This leaves only the Canary channel but not for long as X (formerly Twitter) user and Windows enthusiast Xeno soon discovered another interesting undeclared change in this one too.

It looks like Microsoft has removed several DLL files related to peer networking such as those for distributed routing and peer-to-peer services from the build's System32 folder. Xeno notes exactly a dozen such files were removed which has consequently led to three such services being eliminated as a result. They write:

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