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GPEdit vs RegEdit?

  1. #1


    Posts : 203
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    GPEdit vs RegEdit?


    Hi,

    I'm not sure if this has been asked before but is it generally better to tweak, disable and hide Windows features via GPEdit (Group Policy Editor) or RegEdit (Registry Editor) given the Windows version has both for the user to choose from?

    I'm asking both from a security stand point and performance/stability stand point.

    Thanks,

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Which-ever method you choose it would be wise to make a system image with Macrium Reflect or something before making changes.
    & back up the registry.
    & create a restore point.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Nemix View Post
    Hi,

    I'm not sure if this has been asked before but is it generally better to tweak, disable and hide Windows features via GPEdit (Group Policy Editor) or RegEdit (Registry Editor) given the Windows version has both for the user to choose from?

    I'm asking both from a security stand point and performance/stability stand point.

    Thanks,
    Some info:
    Gpedit.msc and the registry - Windows Tips 'n' Tweaks - MSFN Forum


    Using Group Policy vs. Registry Tweaks :: Admin :: Admin Tips :: Windows Server 2008 :: Windows Server 2008/2003/2000/XP/NT Administrator Knowledge Base :: KBase Tips :: WindowsNetworking.com

    gpedit vs regedit - Ars Technica OpenForum
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  4. #4


    Posts : 203
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thanks Edwin for the link you got + rep.

    It's pretty much as I thought since Home Premium and lower versions of Windows don't include GPEdit and only advanced users would dare to modify the registry themselves manually, which means Windows reads the Registry first then enforces policies made in the Group Policy Editor.

    I've always used RegEdit first then GPEdit only in the case I cannot find the method to make a certain change via Registry but for some reason I think having the Group Policy Editor adds to system stability in Professional or higher version of Windows, could be just my imagination though.
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