How to Enable Group Policy Editor in Windows 10 Home

In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to enable Group Policy Editor in Windows 10 Home. Group Policy Editor plays an important role in Windows operating system, which controls the working environment of user accounts and computer accounts. If you want to make different changes and tweaks on your computer, it helps a lot. When you try to open it on your computer, if it shows like, ‘Windows cannot find gpedit.msc. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again’. Then you are surely using windows home version.
Enable Group Policy Editor Windows 10 Home
Now many people are using the Windows 10, but group policy editor not available for Home version; it is only available for Pro and Enterprise version. Earlier I have described a tweak to increase Internet speed in Win 10, but Home users can’t do this because of the absence of GPeditor. To enable Group Policy Editor in Windows 10 Home, follow the below procedure.

Fix Windows Cannot Find gpedit.msc in Windows 10

This is a simple fix, which you can disable by enabling the group policy editor. This is a third-party gpedit installer, which can solve your problem.

This is a small file. After complete of downloading, open the zip archive and run the setup.exe file. It’ll take few seconds to complete.

Must read: Turn off Automatic Updates in Windows 10

To open Group Policy, just open run command and type gpedit.msc or search in the start menu.
Enable Group Policy Editor Windows 10
Every time you open, it’ll ask you to choose the 64-bit or 32-bit version. Choose your windows version to open it.

Disclaimer

This was the procedure on how to enable Group Policy Editor in Windows 10 HomeThis installer file not only works in Win 10, but also works in Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. I have personally tested it. This is a simple tweak to enable group policy editor in Windows 10. Hope you all like it. If you are facing any problem or error, then share it below. I’ll try to solve it.

31 COMMENTS

  1. I didn’t get this screen at all. Is there another hidden somewhere that is overriding this one? In the batch file (when installing), I notice the word “failed” come up. Probably not good.

    I am administrator on this computer, so evidently it is not allowing to write to windows.

  2. Hello,
    I have an error after I open the “gpedit.msc” . It says mmc could not create the snap-in. Please help!

    • i also have the same problem with you can someone give advise?I want a lot to increase my internet speed.Also i downloaded both from explorer and chrome

  3. I was like everyone else. I was getting that snapin thing. I found this article. So I decided to just delete gpedit.msc in the 2 locations (in temp folder in Windows folder and also in the WOW folder). Then I installed this file and it works. Unfortunately, I can’t remember why I wanted the editor in the first place. :(

  4. This is not fake or something. At first I thought it is. The gpedit will be installed but cannot be accessed via Win+R or any other search feature. You'll have to go to C drive>Windows>sysWOW64>gpedit . That way you'll be able to use gpedit.

    • You can solve the Win+R issue on 64-bit Windows by running the following from a command prompt:

      mklink /h %WinDir%SysNativegpedit.msc %WinDir%SysWOW64gpedit.msc

      That creates a hardlink, which is like a shortcut, and is what the alternate gpedit_setup.exe package that I made does.

  5. Because of the issues as reported below, I created my own installer that installs the same files as the one above, but in a manner so that it (hopefully) works without extra steps or errors, especially on 64-bit Windows 10. I tried posting the link yesterday, but it didn't get past moderation (I'm just trying to help your readers, mods), so just google "gpedit_setup.exe" (with or without my typical username, "Osprey") and you should find it easily enough. I hope that it works better for you all.

  6. doesnt work for windows 10 home. I still do not have gpedit.msc when i look in system32 folder or type it in run command. I installed the file as suggested. Same.

  7. I've tried to download the file in both Chrome and Firefox. No dice. I get the same message that J Davis got. Please advise.

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