How to Enable Group Policy Edit (gpedit) installed on Windows 10 home

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I didn't write this batch file, it's been published without author so I can't give credit.

Our board doesn't allow bat file uploads, American Zombie solved the problem, instead I uploaded a zip file, you can download that, unpack and unpack it.

Alternatively, you can make your own batch file instead;

Copy and paste the following into notepad, save it as ".bat installer"

Code:
@echo off
pushd "%~dp0"
dir /b %SystemRoot%\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy-ClientExtensions-Package~3*.mum >List.txt
dir /b %SystemRoot%\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy-ClientTools-Package~3*.mum >>List.txt
for /f %%i in ('findstr /i . List.txt 2^>nul') do dism /online /norestart /add-package:"%SystemRoot%\servicing\Packages\%%i"
pause
You must right click and run as administrator

It won't run without elevated permission,

A command prompt opens and runs, depending on your system, might take a few minutes, when it pauses, hit enter again, you'd should have gpedit on your computer in moments.

here's what it will look like when it completes it's first task;

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Hit enter, let it finish, when done you should be able to launch gpedit through run, use "gpedit.msc"

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You Can/Should Delete the Contents of Your AMD Folder

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If you have AMD, there's a the AMD folder on your "C" drive.
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This folder's there to unpack driver updates, (catalyst I believe).

If you update often, ( AMD publishes frequent driver upgrades), the folder can get huge, if you have a smaller SSD, or even one of admirable size, this folder takes up too much space, affecting wear leveling and trim. Mine was around 30 gigs, found it trying to figure out why the SSD was overpopulated compared to my own calculation.

The driver's remain so you can roll yours back, or do a repair.

Keeping this relatively smaller is important, not only for drive volume, I'm surprised AMD doesn't do a cleanup when there are too many previous versions.

Sometimes, windows actually rolls back to what it thinks is the stable driver during an update, even though the latest driver is probably more stable than the one AMD published as the latest stable to Microsoft.

If you're satisfied with your last two drivers, one for a roll back if an issue arises, the most current for an in place repair.

Delete all the rest, you can always download previous versions over at AMD if you want to go back further.

How To Search History in Edge

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Edge became my favorite browser, it's fast, clean, and uses less battery on my laptop than any other browser, problem though, they left out a "search history" button, which is certainly frustrating, I'm surprised MS hasn't addressed that problem, it's a simple fix.

Anyway, there's a pretty simple method to search history when you need that done, you'll access your "timeline"

Use Control+tab, which brings up recent activity in icons on your desktop, on the top right is a search button, you can use that to search everything you've done in edge.

If you'd rather not use the mouse to click on that search button, just hit tab twice, enter and begin typing your search terms.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at age 65

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Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen died from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma on Monday afternoon.

Allen's Vulcan Inc. announced that he died in Seattle at 65 years old.

Allen's sister, Jody, said he was "a remarkable individual on every level."

"While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much-loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend. Paul's family and friends were blessed to experience his wit, warmth, his generosity and deep concern," she said in a statement. "For all the demands on his schedule, there was always time for family and friends. At this time of loss and grief for us – and so many others – we are profoundly grateful for the care and concern he demonstrated every day."

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at age 65

Windows 10 April 2018 Update Released

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Microsoft, after a brief delay, have finally released the latest version of Windows 10 to those outside of the Insiders program and you can download it today!

Other than Timeline, which I have disabled myself, there isn't really anything to jump around about this time around but there has been another good layer of polish applied to many areas of the operating system, culminating with not calling it the Spring Creators Update, which is good because I wasn't really feeling like there was anything focused particularly towards creators.

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If that doesn't summarise things perfectly for you, there is a detailed overview below.

What's new in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update

It isn't quite on Windows Update yet, at least not for all users, but you can jump that queue.

How to get the Windows 10 April 2018 Update

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