Group Policy Editor, otherwise known with its executable name gpedit.msc is a configuration tool that allows users to have control and configure parts of Windows without having to dig deep in the Windows Registry and edit values there.
The only problem is that the Group Policy Editor (referred to as GPE hereafter) is only available on Windows 10 Pro. So if you’re running Windows 10 Home, you’re in for a bit of work in case you were trying to change aspects of your OS.
However, there are ways you can enable or ‘install’ GPE on even the Home edition of Windows. Here’s how.
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Enabling GPE on Windows 10 Home
Now there are a number of ways you can do this, however for the sake of simplicity we’re going to list out two of the simplest.
Installing GPE using GPEdit installer
This is a pretty straightforward method and works exactly what it sounds like. You download the GPEdit installer and it installs GPE for you.
So just use the download link provided below, download the file, double click to run it and it’ll automatically install GPE on your installation on Windows.
Afterwards, to run it, all you need to do is press Windows Key+ R to start the Windows Run utility and type in gpedit.msc.
Installing GPE using a Powershell script
If for whatever reason, the above method doesn’t work for you, you can download a PowerShell script that does the exact thing as the installer above and run it to install GPE.
After downloading the script, just double click on it to run the script. If it doesn’t work, you can right-click on the script file and select Run as administrator
Now to launce GPE, simply type in gpedit.msc in the Run command prompt and you’re good to go.
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