Beware: Microsoft is removing Group Policy options from Windows 10 PRO

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by hb860, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. hb860

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  2. anonymuos

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    Yes I got nonsense like MSN News, Pandora, Netflix automatically installed too. :fuyou31::nono3::thumbdown:

    It is another shady and dubious move from Micros~1. They can juggle features between editions whenever they want after people get it. Want to use feature X, it's no longer in Pro, only in Enterprise. Want to use feature Y? It's only for Software Assurance. MS looks only desperate from this kind of nonsense.

    I see this move as violating my right to control apps on my computer. It is no worse than malware. Also they will lose whatever little trust they have if they randomly pull crap like this.
     
  3. hb860

    hb860 MDL Addicted

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    Indeed! This is just terrible!
     
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  4. kaljukass

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    Microsoft is doing what wants, and no one can do nothing. Devil's interesting.
    We have complete freedom of choice - to do what Microsoft wants, or abandon or at all.
     
  5. moderate

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    #5 moderate, Jul 28, 2016
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    Hmmm, that sounds really bad. Lucky me, that I have Enterprise everywhere.
    Honestly "Locking Screen" is just another try to slow down the user to access the PC and to make cell-phone from big-tower desktop.

    Instead developing OS, which will not require reboots (dual kernel) or OS with universal update system for all programs, which will use it, MS brings to live such s**t-features like Metro apps or Locking Screen. Shame.

    BUT MAYBE THE SITUATION WILL GO BETTER WAY, WHEN WINDOS MOBILE WILL FINALLY DIE. :))

    Fortunatelly lock Screen still can be disabled like this:

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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization]
    "NoLockScreen"=dword:00000001
    
     
  6. draken

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    What a nice surprise! :evil2:
     
  7. draken

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    #7 draken, Jul 28, 2016
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    For now, until they fix it.
     
  8. robmadden1

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    Just uninstall the apps after they are installed. Thats what I do everytime I update the build and get the skype preview soince I only want to use the desktop version.
     
  9. MsftGaurav

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    This isn't about the built-in apps that are reinstalled after a build upgrade. It downloads more unwanted apps from the Store which it wants on any given day. :mad:
     
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  10. abbodi1406

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    Education edition was more feature rich than the Pro edition since the beginning :D

    i wonder if one activates the Enterprise VL license on Pro would get those policies back
     
  11. freevista

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    W10 is going s**ttier and s**ttier, build by build. I bet these can be worked around, without breaking the modern app platform. If not, I rather break it and not use any apps.
     
  12. Hadron-Curious

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    That's because you have then in your Store library, which you possibly downloaded in the past.
     
  13. freevista

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    But for that you need to login to Store with your MS account. This Candy Crush Crap gets installed by itself without ever opening or logging on to Store.
     
  14. Hadron-Curious

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    #14 Hadron-Curious, Jul 28, 2016
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    Yes, you are correct about logging in with MSA before the download can be done. That Candy Crush has been on My Library without it functioning. I deleted it in the past but it remained there still.
     
  15. tracit99

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    #15 tracit99, Jul 28, 2016
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    It has been my experience with lock screen and these later builds this is ignored in W10 Pro and Home. I think 14371 and forward.
     
  16. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

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    When I was saying Win10 is „crapware at its best” people didn't like it. Now they experience it first hand.
     
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  17. Enthousiast

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    For most NORMAL users is removing group policy editor not a problem, most don't even know what it is and what it's for.

    Yet, it's a bit funny, how many legit 10 Home users (oem:Dm) wanted to upgrade to pro (and activate by HWID), only for the group policy thingy, now they have to move to an non legit Pro-EDU at the least or Enterprise :D:D
     
  18. WindowsGeek

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    thats why beware of big corps offering thing for free, this is price u pay for getting windows for free, what can u demand when is free:rolleyes:
     
  19. MS_User

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    They hook everyone in to win10 and now they turning the table on everyone;)
     
  20. Hadron-Curious

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    It is not a 'crapware'. Some of those Group Policy features are addressed in different forms in different versions of Windows 10 they are incorporated. For example in Windows 10 Education it is addressed as -'Do not display the lock screen' instead of 'Disable the lock screen', etc.