Gpedit.msc or a Group Policy Editor is a better option than a windows registry to configure different aspects of the Windows operating system. Windows Registry is a somewhat risky way.
Therefore, in this article, you are going to discover ways to enable gpedit.msc on your Windows 10. These methods should be applicable to 7,8 versions of Windows also.
What is Gpedit.msc?
Gpedit is nothing but a tool that is used to administer or modify group policies. It is a name for the Windows module and presently is only available in professional, ultimate, and next is enterprise edition of Windows 10. GEditor makes it easy for all of us to directly make many multiple changes in the Registry. We can improve and organize new settings casually with the help of GEditor. The basic difference between GEditor and gpedit.msc is that gpedit.msc is a file name for Group Policy Editor Console on the other hand Group Policy Console works as a graphical user interface for editing registry entries.
How To Download and Install gpedit.msc on your Windows Computer?
Every second user is confused about this topic of enabling gpedit.msc. Still, it is way easier than you think. All you have to do is to follow some nice steps.
Method 1: Using Batch File
Executing a simple bat file is an easy way to get the group policies thing done. In order to enable Group Policy Editor directly on the home screen of Windows 10, a Reddit user publishes the batch file on the Windows board of the site. Keep in mind that it requires some elevated privileges to run since it uses Deployment Image and Servicing Management shortly called as DSIM.
After creating a file zip it to make it ready to download. These are some prior steps which you need to take. It should not take much time as it is not even 1% complex.
Now follow the following steps written below in a very discerning way to make it even more understandable. These steps are basically for installing gpedit.msc on your windows home screen.
Step 1: Before proceeding forward to make any change it is a must step to ensure that you have created a backup of the system. It has been observed that this one simple step is capable of saving from further troubles. Thus, we highly recommend our reciters to backup previous you run a batch file.
Step 2: Use a built-in-zip extractor to extract the archive on your system. It is possible to use any third-party programs like 7-zip and bandizip. They are also equally helpful in this case.
Step 3: When you right-click on the batch file a context menu will be visible to you. Expand the context menu and click on the “Run as administrator” option. To avoid confusion, let me tell you that if you have downloaded the archive version then the name of the file would be windows-10-home.bat. The installation process starts at the end of this step.
Step 4: In this step wait for some time until the commands run their work of installing.
Step 5: Almost all the work is done and now bang on any random key on your keyboard when the screen instructs you to do so. This will exit the command prompt window and you should be able to get a view of the Group Policy Editor at this point in time.
Step 6: On opening start just check whether something pop-ups as a result after typing gpedit.msc. If yes then it’s great as I and you have reached the end of this question.
Note that in this method we have used built-in Windows packages installation and not any third-party program. Like this, I can confirm that this procedure is 100% proficient and should work for everyone in all cases.
Method 2: Enable gpedit.msc Using GPEdit Installer
First, we need to download the editor because Google Policy Editor is not the default feature of Windows 10. After downloading is done let’s jump onto the installation process. All steps of installation all listed below.
There’s good news If you have a 32 bit Windows (x86) as now all problems are automatically solved with this version. You can smoothly install and should be able to access the Group Policy Editor through the Microsoft Management Console by going to Run –> gpedit.msc.
You need to follow a few more steps if you have 64 bit Windows (x64) after running an installer.
Step 1: Find and run to this C:\Windows\SysWOW64 folder.
Step 2: In this one needs to copy all folders and files from C:\Windows\SysWOW64 and then paste those files to C:\Windows\System32“ GroupPolicy“, “GroupPolicyUsers” and gpedit.msc.
Method 3: Enable Using Policy Plus
This method involves the third-party program but still is reliable. We have tried using this on Windows 10 as well as on other virtual machines. Hence conclude that it is worth mentioning here. It is the best alternative to the built-in package of Windows 10 Group Policy Editor. Policy plus comes with a new search function and this is its specialty where you can search for your required policies.
Step 1: The first step should be to download Policy Plus.
Step 2: Now run policy plus.exe on your system and as it is a portable program hence it will open immediately. Just like Windows built-in group policy editor, here also you can make changes in the policies.
Hopefully, now you will be able to enable gpedit.msc without any troubles. All the above methods are well tested and the first method always works. This has benefited many users and now it’s your turn. Don’t forget to share your experience with this platform through comments. It may help us to understand our reader’s problems.