25 Windows Policies You Should Avoid Setting, According to Microsoft


Windows is constantly changing, evolving, and making its old utilities forever obsolete. That’s the case with 25 Windows Policies that were cool but are now on Microsoft’s bad guy list.

On the Windows IT Pro blog, aptly named for content that doesn’t make sense to most people but is certainly useful for IT pros and related technicians, Microsoft’s Aria Carley wrote a writing 25 Windows policies you shouldn’t bother to adjust.

“The Windows Update Policy Bundle contains policies that no longer have an impact; that don’t work as described on devices running Windows 10, version 20H2 or later; or that work but not as well as policies that have been added to accomplish a similar task the experience in a much better way,” the post reads, before diving into the details of the policies you can pass.

The post also notes that Windows 11 has a dedicated subfolder that clarifies legacy policies to help you figure out what’s worth your time (and what isn’t). You can see the full policy roundup on the hyperlinked Windows blog post above. Or, alternatively, take a look at Twitter, in which Carley shared a concise breakdown of a few policies worthy of attention. However, the official blog post goes into much more detail and names additional policies (via BeepComputer).

And in non-political news, keep an eye out for recent Windows updates and changes from Microsoft; the company is cleaning up a ton of bugs, including a notorious Outlook search issue.

We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.


About Author

Comments are closed.