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  1. r4incs's Avatar
    Microsoft removes policies from Windows 10 Pro - gHacks Tech News

    Pretty important not to mention, IMO. Some of us might want to defer Anniversary update because of this. Really pissed at MS right now.
    07-29-2016 01:04 PM
  2. theefman's Avatar
    Best thing about Windows is someone, somewhere will find a way around this.
    xandros9 and DavidinCT like this.
    07-29-2016 01:22 PM
  3. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Microsoft removes policies from Windows 10 Pro - gHacks Tech News

    Pretty important not to mention, IMO. Some of us might want to defer Anniversary update because of this. Really pissed at MS right now.
    How exactly do you defer? Only Enterprise licensees have that privilege.
    07-29-2016 01:40 PM
  4. r4incs's Avatar
    How exactly do you defer? Only Enterprise licensees have that privilege.
    Pro as well, but just for some time.
    xandros9 likes this.
    07-29-2016 03:32 PM
  5. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    I've not yet completely digested the entire thing but it seems some are blowing things all out of proportion.

    I will wait until next week, when I will be attempting to implement a group policy to banish that dang Candy Crush and Try Office off of my users' start menus, before forming an opinion on this. If I am successful for those on 1511, but can't make it work on 1607, I will perhaps start planning the rollback, but I fully expect to find a workable solution.
    07-29-2016 10:48 PM
  6. r4incs's Avatar
    Well, there is some confusion if these changes apply only to insider builds, but several sources confirmed this really should apply to version 1607, which is supposed to be Anniversary update.
    07-30-2016 03:30 AM
  7. theefman's Avatar
    Pro as well, but just for some time.
    And who knows, maybe that option will be removed in some future update as well.

    Sent from mTalk on my Acer A12
    07-30-2016 10:12 AM
  8. r4incs's Avatar
    Yeah. That's what pisses me the most, the uncertainty. MS can change what they want, when they want. Home versions have zero control about Windows Update policy, Pro to some degree. If you want full control of your Windows 10, you need Education or Enterprise editions, which sucks, as they are a) not available for consumers, b) really expensive.
    Tom Snyder likes this.
    07-30-2016 04:26 PM
  9. aybarrap1's Avatar
    I read it to mean those specific functions of Group Policy will be disabled. This sounds like a devious tactic by Microsoft to force people into using the Windows store more. Nearly all of the policies are related.

    As far as the lockscreen one, that was the very first policy I edited upon getting W10P. Saw no use in an extra click of the mouse or button press. I do not understand why this would be removed.

    If they go through with this, perhaps with enough complaints they will revert back. After all, the policy editor was one of my reasons for going pro (there were other reasons such as bitlocker).
    07-30-2016 10:10 PM
  10. r4incs's Avatar
    I guess this is the reason for changing lockscreen policy: How to Disable Ads on Your Windows 10 Lock Screen

    Is there any topic regarding change of polices on MS forums?

    EDIT: there is now: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...1-ca563cffa617
    Last edited by r4incs; 07-31-2016 at 07:20 AM.
    07-31-2016 03:00 AM
  11. aybarrap1's Avatar
    I guess this is the reason for changing lockscreen policy: How to Disable Ads on Your Windows 10 Lock Screen

    Is there any topic regarding change of polices on MS forums?

    EDIT: there is now: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...1-ca563cffa617
    Yep. A devious tactic to force the Windows store to the masses. Don't get me wrong. I do use it. I have a few apps I use heavily (Netflix and Kindle) along with some I find useful now and then. Just think MS should not force it to those who do not want it. And I want my lockscreen to go straight to my logon without getting any thing extra.
    07-31-2016 10:58 PM
  12. r4incs's Avatar
    Sure, but I could stomach it in Home edition, not in Pro, which is not targeted for basic consumers.
    08-01-2016 06:50 AM
  13. aybarrap1's Avatar
    Sure, but I could stomach it in Home edition, not in Pro, which is not targeted for basic consumers.
    That is the problem. Home editions of windows have never had group policy, but pro editions (and above for pre windows 10) have had it. Now they are limiting it.
    08-01-2016 08:57 AM
  14. r4incs's Avatar
    Well, MS still ripped some features from Windows 10 Home, such as ability to set Windows Update policy. In 7/8 you could do that simply with Control Panel.
    08-01-2016 09:06 AM
  15. aybarrap1's Avatar
    Was in the process of doing the anniversary update last night so I could just get on with it despite the changes, and got a BSOD during the update process 😠. Now it just boots up to my HP logo and restarts. Have a system image and backups from Aug 1 (the day before), but I think I will just create the installation media and start fresh. Was planning on doing a clean install next month anyway. I'm a stickler for this anyway as it seems to keep things running extra smooth on Windows machines and like new.
    08-03-2016 01:54 PM
  16. LiFePo4's Avatar
    Go to the Feedback Hub and upvote this to at least get the Lockscreen Disable back;
    feedback-hub:?contextid=66&feedbackid=482a8826-626f-4946-b1e0-6066f5f5d8fc&form=1&src=2
    08-04-2016 08:39 AM
  17. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Best thing about Windows is someone, somewhere will find a way around this.
    And Microsoft will release a patch that breaks it.....till the hack comes out again...

    Sigh, it's a endless battle but, I bet most of these could be set by the registry someplace...
    08-04-2016 06:41 PM
  18. aybarrap1's Avatar
    And Microsoft will release a patch that breaks it.....till the hack comes out again...

    Sigh, it's a endless battle but, I bet most of these could be set by the registry someplace...
    Perhaps there is something in the registry. However, I will note that the lockscreen option still shows in group policy, but it does nothing. It is pretty obvious that MS is trying to tap into the advertising revenue world that makes Google so successful. It is about money such means that MS will most likely make sure they keep the lockscreen showing.
    08-04-2016 10:57 PM

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