1. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 38
    W7 Dual Boot/Windows 10 Pro
       22 Aug 2016 #1

    Desktop Gadgets?


    So I was poking through gpedit.msc looking for things to disable when I found:

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    I thought desktop gadgets were removed in Windows 8? To test it I enabled them, got my favorite .gadget.

    Nada.

    Is this for compatibility purposes or just another example of Windows bloat?

    P.S.

    I know there are third party programs to get them working in Windows 10, I just think its odd
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  2. Joined : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 6,963
    All kinds
       22 Aug 2016 #2

    You are right, I have it too although I was never a fan of gadgets and found them mildly useless because they worked on desktop only which I scarcely see, maybe once or twice a day and they are burden to RAM and CPU.
    Don't know the reason it's still there, maybe just a leftover or for compatibility's sake. By default, it's policy is not set so by default it's just some text floating around and not much of a bloat.
    It would be interesting to see if some of those third party programs change policy setting.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    England
    Posts : 9,809
    Windows 10 Professional x64
       22 Aug 2016 #3

    I have Gadgets but don't use them - System Windows 10 Pro x64

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  5. Joined : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 6,963
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       22 Aug 2016 #5

    So it's just a relic from olden times ?
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 1,101
    Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)
       22 Aug 2016 #6

    I think if people upgraded from Windows 7 they are still in your system albeit redundant - I get the impression a clean install of Windows 10 though will have no trace of them but I'm not 100% certain
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    England
    Posts : 9,809
    Windows 10 Professional x64
       22 Aug 2016 #7

    You can DL Gadgets and they work fine in W 10
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  8.    22 Aug 2016 #8

    Scottyboy99 said: View Post
    I think if people upgraded from Windows 7 they are still in your system albeit redundant - I get the impression a clean install of Windows 10 though will have no trace of them but I'm not 100% certain
    I don't think they 're-write' the Group Policy Editor for new versions of Windows, they just add to it.
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