How to Enable Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) Windows 10 Home Edition

how to enable Group Policy Editor in Windows 10 Home Edition

In this article I will share how to enable Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) Windows 10 Home Edition. Tweaking Windows settings that are not available in the standard menu usually requires modifications to be made from the Registry Editor or Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc). Registry is a database with saved settings for system, drivers, services, user interface and so on, whereas Group Policy Editor provides more GUI to understand and adjust some settings in registry (Group Policy changes are also stored in registry).

The Group Policy Editor feature was introduced in Windows 2000 and is still bundled with the operating system to this day as long as you are not using Home or Starter builds, which have fewer features than Pro or Enterprise.

Microsoft offers multiple editions of Windows 10 for various customers. There is a Pro version for professionals, a Home edition for basic users, a Student edition for educational needs, and an Enterprise edition for businesses. And the differentiating factor between all these editions is that some core system tools are available on some versions and removed from other versions.

Similar is the case with the Group Policy Editor. This system tool is part of the Windows 10 Pro edition, but is disabled on Home Edition by default. So if you want to enable Group Policy Editor on Windows 10 Home Edition, here, I will show you how to fix the error “Windows Cannot Find gpedit.msc” in just four steps.

How to Enable Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) in Windows 10 Home Edition

1. You just need to download the batch file created by MajorGeeks to enable the Group Policy Editor. It will do everything and you won’t have to go through a complicated installation process. Please download the file from here.

2. Once you download the file, right click on it and click on Run as Administrator. Remember, you need to be in Administrator account to be able to run the script.

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3. After running the script, a CMD window will open and it will start the installation. It takes 3-5 minutes to enable Group Policy Editor on Windows 10 Home Edition.

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4. Finally, once the installation is complete, restart your computer and your OS already has the Group Policy Editor enabled. Just search gpedit and that’s him.

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So that’s how you enable Group Policy Editor in Windows 10 Home Edition. If you are using Home or Education version of Windows 10 then this script will work fine.