About local group policy editor

December 23, 2019 at 20:00:55
Specs: Windows 10
I recently discovered Local group policy editor,
I see each setting lists it’s requirements as in the version of Windows. Example, “Requirements: at least Windows server 2012, Windows 8 or Windows RT”. My question is does this mean that customizing the state of enabled or disabled yourself only works on those three systems for that setting? It looks that way to me but I’m hoping not. So if I had a Windows 10 and changed that setting, it would not come into affect at all? do you feel this makes Windows more like a Linux, as in you’re in complete control of these options and you can customize everything?

As well, is this on all Windows systems? I have education version. I was wondering if you can do the same in other versions including home or pro of 7,8? I never checked back when I had them

Thanks for your help

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December 23, 2019 at 22:16:50
Group policies are more for a work or enterprise environment where you can control which users can do what on their systems.

What exactly are you trying to do with it or are you just wanting to learn what it does?

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December 23, 2019 at 22:37:05
Im just trying to customize the systems settings more than what control panel offers and am learning it as well

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December 24, 2019 at 10:04:34
I have Windows 10 Home version. Group Policy Editor is NOT
included in the Home version. Occasionally I see a change in
setting suggested online which can only be done with the Group
Policy Editor. I wonder whether that is really true, or if the same
changes can actually be made with Regedit. I don't know what
makes the Group Policy Editor special. Maybe something to do
with permissions?

I haven't seen anything that would motivate me to upgrade to
Windows Pro to get the Group Policy Editor, but if I had it, I would
use it sometimes.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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