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Windows 10 - Tips and Tweaks

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Extraordinary, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. Extraordinary

    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

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    Enable Gpedit.msc (Group Policy) in Windows 10 Home

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    Group Policy is a way to configure computer and user settings for devices which are joined to Active Directory Domain Services (AD) as well as local user accounts. It controls a wide range of options and can be used to enforce settings and change the defaults for applicable users. Local Group Policy is a basic version of Group Policy for computers not included in a domain. The Local Group Policy settings are stored in the following folders:
    C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy
    C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicyUsers.

    If you are running Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education edition, you can use the Local Group Policy Editor app to configure the options with a GUI.

    Unfortunately, gpedit.msc is not included in Windows 10 Home. If you are a Windows 10 Home user, you are forced to make all the required Group Policy with Registry tweaks.

    Tip: You can search for required Registry keys and values by using the following web site: GPSearch.

    Finally, the Reddit user 'whitesombrero' has discovered a method that allows enabling the Local Group Policy app in Windows 10 Home. Here is how it can be done.

    To Enable Gpedit.msc (Group Policy) in Windows 10 Home,
    1. Download the following ZIP archive: Download ZIP archive.
    2. Extract its contents to any folder. It contains only one file, gpedit_home.cmd
    3. Unblock the included batch file.
    4. Right-click on the file.
    5. Select Run as Administrator from the context menu.
    You are done!

    The batch file will call DISM to activate Local Group Policy Editor. Wait until the batch file finishes its work.

    https://winaero.com/blog/enable-gpedit-msc-group-policy-in-windows-10-home/
     
  2. Dekaohtoura

    Dekaohtoura Master Guru

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    Fml...just finished a fresh install of October Update.
    Used WinAero PowerShell commands (1st page) to remove metro apps etc (just I've already done 4-5 times with no problems whatsoever), but this time it also erased WindowsPhotos and the Store itself!
    I cannot restore it, whatever command or other solution I tried.
    Any ideas?
     
  3. mbk1969

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    Try to create new account, log into it, launch Store and Photos, then log back and try usual troubleshoot - PowerShell script to repair apps, Windows own troubleshooter. I did that myself recently.
     
  4. Dekaohtoura

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    No, unfortunately this didn't work, even though I restored most of the other apps by using a command I found here: https://www.winhelponline.com/blog/restore-windows-store-windows-10-uninstall-with-powershell/

    I got news, calc etc back, but not Photos or Store.
     

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  6. Dekaohtoura

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    To think I formatted my PC because it was stuck on Insider 18290 and wouldn't find a newer. I tried to install 18317 over it, but it stuck on 85%/migrating data twice.

    It was a very old OS setup, at least 3 years of Preview to Preview. Last summer, I even upgraded from AM3+ to AM4 without reinstalling Win and everything worked fine.

    Sigh...I guess I'll have to wait till April/May, for the next major update or (hopefully) for an intermediate one.

    TY!
     
  7. Dekaohtoura

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    Just a thought:

    I have a laptop with Win10 Home (mine is Win10 Pro), on the same OS version.

    Can I extract WindowsStore "app" and force install it (via Powershell) on my system?
     
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    I remeber few years back there was way of doing this too but the program didnt work to good imo due changing setting in never actual did anything does this work better?
     
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    I think the old one was just some exe or installer for a partially working GP, don't remember it using DISM, so probably better
     
  10. boogieman

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    I did this method today on my W10 Home laptop and worked fine.
     

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    I will have to forward this to my uncle who has "home"
     
  12. Dekaohtoura

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    Found (via an online friend) a link for an oflfine all-in-1 installer/register and it worked like a charm.

    Hope I didn't give my PC HIV, though.
     

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