How to Enable Group Policy Editor (Gpedit.Msc) In Windows 10

Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) is available only in some versions of Windows, but it can be added to Windows 10 Home easily with much minimum effort. You must have gone through many ways to customize Windows 10, but they demand you to use the Group Policy Editor in order to change the settings.

The fact is that without the editor, you are required to modify the registry, which becomes complicated. But nowhere is a procedure for those who are using Windows 10 Home in order to add the Group Policy Editor so that you could customize the operating system.

In this post, you will get to know the guidelines in order to add Group Policy Editor to your home version of Windows 10.

How to Enable Group Policy Editor (Gpedit.Msc) In Windows 10

Here are the steps discussed below.

  1. You need to Download and unzip the add_gpedit_msc zip file containing all the components that help in adding the Group Policy Editor to your Windows 10 Home.
  2. Then you are required to open the Settings.
  3. Next, just hit on About and verify the system type of your PC. (for e.g., 32-bit / 64-bit).
  4. Then simply, Right-click the file setup.exe and choose Run as administrator.
  5. After performing above steps just click the Next.               
  6. Now you have to Click Install.
  7. Then Click Finish in order to complete the task in case you are running 32-bit Windows 10 Home

But If you are running the 64-bit version, then you may continue with the steps mentioned below.

  1. Use the keyboard shortcut Windows key + R in order to open the Run command.
  2. After that enter the path given below and just click OK.

C:\Windows\SysWOW64

  1. Search for Group Policy, gpedit.msc, Group Policy Users, and simply click right and choose Copy.

4.Use the keyboard shortcut Windows key + R in order to open the Run command.

5.Then enter the below-mentioned path and just click OK.

C:\Windows\System32

6.Next, you need to Right-click and choose Paste in order to copy the files to some new location.

Once you are done with the provided steps, open the Run command, write gpedit.msc, and just press OK to open the Group Policy Editor.

In case you come across the error “MMC could not create the snap-in”, it is likely to happen because your profile name must be containing more than one word. If so is the case, then open the x64.bat and x86.bat files, that are located in C:\Windows\Temp\gpedit, and then replace %username%: f with“%username%”:f.

This method is not only limited to the users those who are using Windows 10 Home, but it will also work efficiently with Windows 10 Starter, Windows 7, and Windows 8.1.

We hope you find the post much considerable and could apply the above-mentioned process without any second thought. Besides, you may share the concerned information with your friends and family.

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