1.    22 Aug 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2016
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    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.    22 Aug 2016 #2
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    Serbia
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    W10 Insider + Linux

    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.    22 Aug 2016 #3
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    Windows 10 Professional x64

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

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  4.    22 Aug 2016 #4
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  5.    22 Aug 2016 #5
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    So it's just a relic from olden times ?
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  6.    22 Aug 2016 #6
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    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.    22 Aug 2016 #7
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    You can DL Gadgets and they work fine in W 10
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  8.    22 Aug 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottyboy99 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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