How To Enable Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) In Windows 10 Home Edition?

This quick tutorial will teach Windows 10 Home users How to install/enable Group Policy Editor also known as gpedit.msc in Home edition of Windows 10?


There are several differences between Home and Professional versions of Windows 10. I discovered them after having installed Windows 10 Home on VirtualBox for testing purposes.


Absence of Group policy editor is an example of this. I must call Group policy editor a crucial Windows utility for making or managing settings.


Although, You can use registry editor to make settings, But It would not be wrong to say that the Windows registry editor is designed for veteran and proficient Windows users.


It is not easy to use but risky to use too. While on the other hand, Group policy editor is quite easy to use and You can easily revert the settings you made through the group policy editor.


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Fortunately, There is a solution to this problem and users of Windows 10 Home can enable or install the group policy editor.


In today’s tutorial, I am going to demonstrate to you How to install the Group policy editor in Windows 10 Home? Let’s begin today’s tutorial.


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Install Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 If Not Installed



First of all, You need to install Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5. I recommend you to read-through or watch my previous tutorial that I had created on the installation process of Microsoft.Net framework 3.5. As installing it not an easy job.


Click here for .Net Framework installation tutorial.



Download GPEDIT.msc



Here I assume You have installed it and proceed towards the next part of today’s video. Please download a tiny utility named Add GPEDIT.msc from here.



Extract GPEDIT.msc



Now extract it after having downloaded this tiny utility.



How To Install Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) In Windows 10 Home?



You will find a setup file after having extracted it. Double click on it to kick start the installation.


After having installed it, Go to partition C.


Open up Windows folder.




Here you will find GroupPolicy and GroupPolicyUsers folders. Copy both folders and click back button.


Search for system 32 folder and paste folders  inside system32 folder, you have copied from Sys wow 64 folder earlier.


Click continue.


Congratulation, All the process is done. You can now use the Group policy editor or GpEdit. To access Group Policy Editor, You will have to go to syswow64 folder.


I do hope You have solved this problem by following today’s tutorial. Please do let me know If you run into any problem or ask anything I could not explain well.


You may use the comment section to ask your questions and share your precious thoughts and suggestions.


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