You will surely encounter many differences between the two editions of Microsoft Windows 10, Home and Professional edition. There is a range of enhancement from the capabilities of network management to the present editor of group policy. The professional edition is higher in rank than the home edition and today we will not discuss the enhancement in the network management but we will be talking about the Group Policy Editor (GPEdit.Msc) and how you can install it on Home edition of Windows 10.
Easily Install Group Policy Editor (GPEdit.Msc) In Windows 10
This is not the first time that Microsoft has come up with something amazing thing for home users of windows 10. In the previous versions such as Windows XP, Windows 7 and 8, GPEditor was not present. This was a great drawback for not including this amazing tool because it can help to manage the local machine. But the other way is to register the keys and change the settings by easy manipulation. However, with the use of group editor it will be a complete less risky work as you can easily revert back your settings without any difficulty as compare to making changes in the registry.
So, are you planning to upgrade your home edition of Windows 10 to professional edition? Because you came to know that it is missing the utmost tool and that is group policy editor which is used to make changes in the settings. Well, let me tell you the good thing. You don’t need to upgrade to professional edition below is the detailed guide that you can easily follow to install group policy editor on Windows 10 (home edition).
Steps to Install Group editor for Windows 10 [Home Edition]
Follow the mentioned below steps carefully.
Step 1: Download the global editor from the link given below.
Step 2: When the download is complete, you will notice a zip file. Extract this file.
Step 3: There will be an executable setup file when the extract is completed. On the setup file, Double click.
Step 4: Now just the simple instructions to complete the process of installation. And once you are done with it you will have group editor installed on your system.
There is a possibility that you might be asked for the installation of Visual C Dists, just agree to the prompts for the installation.
You are already done with the process of installation if you are using 32-bit OS on windows 10. As you will have the access to use global editor and for that you just need to press the Windows + R key and just type gpedit.msc
You are not done and required to follow more steps to get this job completed if you are using the 64-bit OS on windows 10. Follow the steps mentioned below
Step 1: Press windows key and search for file explorer and click on it.
Step 2: Now go to the drive location where you installed your windows. Let suppose the drive is C:/ and then create the way to your folder like this C:\Windows\SysWOW64
There you need to search for two folders GroupPolicy and GroupPolicyUsers. And the file named gpedit.msc and copy all these files to the C:\Windows\System32 folder. You are required to give administrative permission as well to complete these actions. This allows you to run the command and that successfully invoke the global editor.
[Solved]: MMC could not create the snap-in
Now you will access the editor. But some user reported that get this error message MMC could not create the snap-in when they try to use the editor in 64-bit OS of windows 10. And if you one of those people facing this issue. You can resolve this issue and for that just follow some steps.
Step 1: Go to the folder C:\Windows\Temp\gpedit make sure the file is there, if it not then you must have made any mistake during the installation. Just the step above to figure out the make and try to resolve that right away.
Step 2: When you find the folder. Then click on this to download the zip file and when the download the complete, extract the file and you will have 2 files x86.bat and x64.bat just copy the files and paste in the folder Temp\gpedit. You will be asked to replace the files as the folder already contains to file of the same name. Just click on yes to replace the files successfully.
Still facing the issue? Check for the Environment Variable
Step 1: Press Window + R key.
Step 2: Now type sysdm.cpl and hit enter.
Step 3: Click on Advanced and then on Environment Variable.
Step 4: Locate the path and click on New and type this %SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem and hit on enter.
Now check if the issue is resolved or not.
Step 1: Press Window key
Step 2: Go to Start and search for cmd, right click on it and then click on Run as administrator
Step 3: Type cd/ and hit enter
Step 4: Type cd windows and hit enter
Step 5: Type cd temp and hit enter
Step 6: Type cd gpedit and hit enter
Step 7: If you are using 64-bit OS then type x64.bat or 32-bit OS then type x86.bat and hit enter.
Now it will definitely work.
That’s all. Now you will be able to access the global editor by following just simple steps mentioned above. And lastly do let us know about your thoughts in comment section and if you face any problem during the installation process mention that issue in comments as well. We would love to help you out.
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