Want to install or add GPEdit.msc in Windows 10 home? Its possible and in today’s post, you will read step by step guide on how to install local group policy editor in the home edition of Windows 10.
Group Policy Editor () is a useful tool that available in the particular editions of Windows 10. Using it user with administrator rights can control different policy settings available in the Microsoft Management Console (MMC).
The various extensions that work with Group Policy Editor consist of administrative templates, software installation, security settings accompanied with remote installation services.
With the help of this tool, users can manage various settings that make the functioning of Windows 10 more productive. You might have checked multiple tutorials on customizing Windows 10, and most of them ask you to make use of Group Policy Editor to alter settings.
Unfortunately, this feature is not available in the home edition of Windows 10 accompanied by Starter edition that means users with these editions can’t advantage of Group Policy Editor and they have to take help of Registry editor to modify various registries to achieve the results (which is much complicated).
Install Local Group Policy Editor (GPEdit.msc) in Windows 10 Home
Now, this doesn’t mean that Windows 10 starter and home edition can’t take advantage of Group Policy editor. You can install or add into the same Windows OS. Here is how you can do that:
Warning: Adding gpedit.msc is not supported by Windows 10 starter and home edition. In this tutorial, you’re going to make use of the third-party program. So use it at your own risk.
Plus Point: If you follow the steps carefully, you will definitely install GPEdit.msc in Windows 10 home and it work flawlessly.
1. Download the Group Policy Editor (GPEdit.msc) Installer using this link.
2. Extract the zip file using the inbuilt archiving tool.
3. Launch Settings -> Systems -> About. On the right side find out whether you’re running 32-bit or 64-bit architecture.
4. You need to make a right click on the setup.exe file and from the context menu choose “Run as administrator.”
When UAC dialog box appears, click Yes to continue.
5. Click on the Next button.
6. Click on the Install button.
A command prompt screen will appear for few seconds during this time it will paste few files into the system which are required to run Group Policy Editor.
6. Click on the Finish button. At this point, the installation of the Group Policy Editor for Windows 10 Home edition (32-bit) is completed.
In case, you’re running Windows 10 home edition (64-bit) then continue following the below steps:
1. Press WIN + I to open Run dialog box.
2. In the space provided type the following address and click OK.
3. Here in this folder, you need to look for the file named as
- Group Policy
Right click on each of them and copy all of them.
Group Policy and GroupPolicyUsers
4. Again Press WIN+R key to launch the RUN dialog box and paste the following address:
and click OK.
5. Here in this System 32 folder, you need to paste all the three files Group Policy, GroupPolicyUsers, and gpedit.msc.
So the installation of Group Policy Editor (GPEdit.msc) in Windows 10 home edition (64-bit) is also completed.
Now try to run Group Policy Editor. Currently, there are two ways to do that:
- Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu search bar of Windows 10. When it appears in the search results, click to open it.
- Press WIN+R to open Run dialog box and type gpedit.msc and click OK to open i.t
In case, you’re seeing errors which reads “MMC could not create the snap-in” it is happening because your user profile name has more than one word. In this situation, you need to open the file x86.bat and x64.bat files in the following location: C:\Windows\Temp\gpedit and change %username%:f with “%username%”:f.
That’s it, folks.
I hope you find this tutorial on how to install local group policy editor (GPEdit.msc) in Windows 10 Home edition. Why don’t you give a try to this? If you have any queries drop it in the comments.