Actually, the Group Policy Editor cannot be accessed in any Home or Starter edition of Windows 10 – and the same can be applied if we discuss about previous Windows releases such as Windows 8.1, Windows 7, or even Windows XP.
The Group Policy Editor is an extremely useful feature which can offer intuitive support in term of network settings, local computer settings, or user configuration.
Of course, all these capabilities can also be modified or tweaked through the Windows Registry, though the actual process is far more complicated.
Don’t forget, if you are not an advanced user it’s not recommended to change anything within Windows Registry – if you mess things up you can then experience different and major malfunctions that can affect the way you use your Windows 10 computer or notebook.
Therefore, the best thing to do is to keep everything simple. And, in our case that can be achieved easily, by learning how to enable Group Policy Editor in Windows 10 Home Edition.
Now, the Group Policy Editor is not entirely gone from Home Edition. It is still there, with all its main files installed, but it’s disabled by default. So, your job is to activate it in order to enable the gpedit.msc command, which brings the Editor on your computer.
You can activate the feature by executing dism commands. DISM, or Deployment Image Servicing and Management is a command-line utility that can help you troubleshoot different problems on Windows.
For example, you can execute dism commands for repair or prepare Windows images, for recover the image used on the Windows installation process, for activating different services located within the Windows core system, and lot more.
If you can’t access the normal Registry Editor in Windows 10 Home edition, things aren’t as scary as they seem. Check out this guide and solve the issue quickly.
Well, in our case we will use the command line service for enabling gpedit.msc on Windows 10 Home Edition.
This post was written by Andrew Wafer and was first posted to WindowsReport
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