Enable Group Policy Editor on Windows 10 Home

Enable Group Policy Editor on Windows 10 Home

Here are the two most convenient ones:
  1. Press Win + R to open the Run menu, enter gpedit. msc, and hit Enter to launch the Local Group Policy Editor.
  2. Press Win to open the search bar or, if you’re using Windows 10, press Win + Q to summon Cortana, enter gpedit. msc, and open the respective result.

Enable Group Policy Editor on Windows 10 Home



Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) in Windows 10 & 11 Home Edition
Published by Timothy Tibbetts on 01/10/2022

If you’re reading this, you already know Group Policy Editor does not work in Windows 10 or 11 Home Editions. Until now. We’d create a System Restore point before proceeding.


There are two possible ways to install Group Policy Editor in Windows 10 & 11 Home, but the batch file worked and simplified the process. We’d try this batch file (Method 1) before anything else because it’s simple enough for even a new computer user to do.

Method 1 – Batch File & PowerShell


Download Add Group Policy Editor to Windows 10 & 11 Home with PowerShell.

Right-click on gpedit-enabler.bat and click on “Run as administrator.”

You will see text scroll by and close the Windows when completed. If you see an error 740, you forgot to Run as administrator.

This tweak is included as part of MajorGeeks Registry Tweaks.

Method 2 – Manually Install

Method 2 works the same as Method 1; only you will download Microsoft.net manually.

Download Group Policy Editor for Windows 10 & 11 Home Edition. There are two files included: Setup.Exe and gpedit_enabler.bat.

Click on setup.exe and Microsoft.Net will need to be installed.

When completed, right-click on gpedit-enabler.bat and select Run as Administrator.


If you already have Group Policy Editor installed, you can Download just the enabler here.



If you couldn’t get Group Policy working, here are some troubleshooting steps.

1: Reboot While a reboot might not be required, some users are reporting that Group Policy Editor works after rebooting. Go ahead; we’ll be right here.

2: Copy Some File and Folders

It appears that on 64-bit versions of Windows 10 Home that typing in gpedit.msc doesn’t work. Go to C:\Windows\SysWOW64 and copy the following folders and files to C:\Windows\System32 – GroupPolicy, GroupPolicyUsers, and gpedit.msc.

3: MMC Could Not Create the Snap-In Error

In rare cases, some people receive an “MMC Could Not Create the Snap-In” error when running gpedit.msc. Download this file from ITECHTICS and run either the 32-bit or 64-bit batch file.

You should now have a working Group Policy Editor in Windows 10 or 11 Home Edition.

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