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  1. Abdulah
    November 25, 2018 @ 6:06 PM

    Thanks! It Worked For Me On Windows 10 Home.


  2. AN
    November 25, 2018 @ 10:45 AM

    You Rock, it actually worked.


  3. NvStar
    November 19, 2018 @ 1:31 AM



  4. Gab
    November 7, 2018 @ 10:51 PM

    Hi! It happens the same to me. The download of the “GPEdit Enabler for Windows 10 Home Edition" does not seem to work. It redirects me to your homepage, without any download.


  5. FH
    October 30, 2018 @ 8:27 PM

    Hello, The download of the “GPEdit Enabler for Windows 10 Home Edition” does not seem to work. It redirects me to your homepage. Would be greatful for any assistance .


    • iTechtics Staff
      November 2, 2018 @ 9:49 PM

      Please check again. It is downloading ok for me.


      • Bill
        November 7, 2018 @ 9:34 PM

        The link is still not downloading a file. Goes to a page with a lot of cumulative downloads, nothing on gpedit.msc


        • iTechtics Staff
          November 18, 2018 @ 1:15 AM

          Hi Bill, sorry for inconvenience. We have updated the link structure. Now the downloads are working.


        • iTechtics Staff
          November 18, 2018 @ 1:17 AM

          For your convenience, here is the download link:


          • Bill
            November 19, 2018 @ 9:08 PM

            Hey, thank you for that update. In the meantime, I found a registry hack that fixed this for me, but I appreciate your taking the time to update this link!

    • Giulia
      November 7, 2018 @ 8:07 PM

      I have the same problem today, please help


  6. Kenn
    October 27, 2018 @ 12:17 AM

    It didn’t work for me, the program just flashed for a while and nothing happens, and yes I’m using Windows 10 Home


  7. Lee
    October 26, 2018 @ 5:41 AM

    The batch file ran and I can now run GPE, but the policies I set with it have no effect.


  8. lgdoc
    October 21, 2018 @ 9:17 PM

    very clear thank you


  9. Steve
    October 20, 2018 @ 8:58 PM

    The batch file didn’t work for me. However, when I go into c:\windows\temp\gpedit, I can see gpedit.msc and click on it to run it. If I browse for it using “Run” it doesn’t see gpedit.msc at all. Like it’s not even there. Very annoying! I dragged it to my desktop for easy access.


    • iTechtics Staff
      October 21, 2018 @ 4:02 AM

      Steve did you run the batch file as administrator? Which version of Windows 10 are you using?


  10. Santosh
    October 16, 2018 @ 1:57 PM

    Thanks for sharing. It did the magic within minutes.


  11. Henry
    October 10, 2018 @ 5:23 AM

    The batch file method worked for me.
    Running Win 10 Home 64bit.
    Thanks friend!
    It’s time to take back control over the platforms that we pay for!


  12. Kathy
    October 6, 2018 @ 12:01 AM

    Thank you! Worked like a charm. Hopefully the Microsoft update October 2018 1809 that is wiping user profiles will not affect my machine!


  13. Efraimidis T.
    October 5, 2018 @ 7:28 PM

    Thank you. It was simple and great.


  14. Andrew
    October 4, 2018 @ 6:29 AM

    Thank you very much!!! 🙂


  15. Thad
    October 3, 2018 @ 5:19 AM

    Did not work nor did the other batch file…I have win 10 ver 1803. Says The DISM log file can be found at /C:\WINDOWS\Logs\DISM\dism.log. How can i fix?


  16. MIKE
    September 18, 2018 @ 12:25 AM

    Great and simple. I found other methods described, they were either very complex or required to download exe-Files from unknown locations which is a risk. The batch file can be checked and contains nothoing that I would mistrust. VERY GOOD, thank you.


  17. Dhaka
    September 17, 2018 @ 4:32 PM

    How do i uninstall the groupeditpolicy from windows 10 home?


  18. mike garrison
    September 8, 2018 @ 7:46 PM

    thank you so much. in looking up solutions to event errors many windows websites refer to gpedit without mentioning that millions of users with the home edition do not have that tool. you have sure made my life easier when working on solutions.


    August 26, 2018 @ 11:48 PM

    Still not working,I’m looking for Data collection after clicking on Windows Components and it still not there. I’m trying to disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry and it’s still not showing. Nope not working for me


  20. Paul
    July 11, 2018 @ 7:53 PM

    Thank you for your very detailed instructions. I’m sorry, but this is going to be a long message.
    (I should have stopped playing with computers a decade or two ago )

    I tried both methods that you provided; the detailed instructions followed by the batch file.

    I was unable to show you a screen clip of the group editor screen that I was successful in enabling because I was unable to make this text-entry box accept a screen capture image.

    I enabled the group editor because I was trying to follow the instructions listed here:

    (Why it’s happening
    This isn’t the problem of not running the Settings app as an Administrator. Those settings are controlled by Group Policy.

    It appears by default regular users cannot change these settings (it does make sense).

    I actually tried running the app as an Administrator from an elevated command prompt, Windows Powershell (Start-Process “ms-settings” -runas /user:Administrator), and also by right clicking and choosing “Run as Admin” on the actual SystemSettings application located at C:\Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel. Nothing worked)

    The answer to your question is basically because you’re on a normal user account.

    How to change group policy for non-administrators
    So if you do want normal users to be able to access the greyed out settings I recommend you follow the following tutorial:

    Local Group Policies – Apply to All Users Except Administrators

    Yes, it says Windows 7 but most likely this will work for Windows 10. Here’s a summary:

    1. Open the Start Menu, type mmc.exe in the search box, and press Enter. NOTE: In Windows 8, you could press Windows+R keys to open the Run dialog, then type mmc.exe, and click/tap on OK instead.

    2. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes (Windows 7/8/10) or Continue (Vista).

    3. In the MMC Console window, click on File (Menu bar) and Add/Remove Snap-in.

    4. In the left pane, select Group Policy Object Editor, and click on the Add button.

    5. Click on the Browse button.

    6. Click on the Users tab, select an Non-Administrators, and click on OK.

    7. Click on the Finish button.

    8. Click on OK.

    9. In the MMC Console window, click on File (Menu bar) and Save As.

    10. Select to save to your Desktop, type in a name (ex: Non-Administrators-Group-Policy) that you would like to have for this “all users except administrators” group policy MSC file, then click on the Save button. NOTE: You can use any name you like, but it would make it easier for you to know what user (ex: Test) or group this “specific” group policy MMC console was for later if you included the user or group name.

    11. Move the MSC file (ex: Non-Administrators-Group-Policy.msc) to where you would to keep it saved at. NOTE: You can also Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu this MSC file.

    12. Whenever you open this MSC file (ex: Non-Administrators-Group-Policy.msc), it will only apply group policies to all users except administrators.

    However, the FILE menu item in the group editor does not include the option Add.and I was unable to find the menu item listed in the instructions I was trying to follow.

    Is there a possibility that you might be able to help me, please?



  21. Mark Cochran
    July 7, 2018 @ 7:22 PM

    itechtics: Hi. Thank you for your instructions. This method worked and I am now able to open gpedit.msc from the run command in my Windows 10 Home Edition. Prior to trying this method, I tried your other method at this webpage: https://www.itechtics.com/enable-gpedit-windows-10-home/ and it did not work. Now do I have to undo the changes I made in the first method, ie: deleting the 3 files from system 32 folder, restoring the two bat files in the temp folder, and so on? Or can I just leave them? Will they interfere with anything? Thanks for all your help!

    P.S. — The reason I wanted to install gpedit in the first place, was because I wanted to disable the computer from allowing programs and apps from preventing sleep & hibernation, so that my computer would go into sleep & hibernation after a period of inactivity even though I still had Chrome (or any browser) and any apps/programs running. I wanted this because I hated having to close everything down all the time when I was going to be away from the computer for a period of time, and then have to start everything back up again. But I wanted it so that my computer was secure and so that nobody could get into my files, and so this is what I found to do..

    Thank again!


    • Lothar Freihoff
      July 26, 2018 @ 11:02 PM

      the installation works well, it’s possible to open gpedit.msc, but it doesn’t work. I want to set the sektopbackground, but the is no effect.
      Is there something I made wrong.
      Best regards
      Lothar Freihoff


    • Will G
      August 10, 2018 @ 5:28 PM

      I didn’t have as much success as for others. Before doing anything with the cmd window, it says the following:
      ‘findstr /i . List.txt 2.nul’ is not reognized as an internal or external command,
      operable program or batch file.
      Press any key to continue…
      Pressing any key or r/l clicking simply closes the cmd window.


      • Mesh
        November 24, 2018 @ 1:09 PM

        Me too I hit this error… did you find any solution?


  22. Butch
    July 7, 2018 @ 5:43 AM

    Point 4) works only as administrator else (normal user account) flags Access Denied! Should be mentioned there.


  23. Christian
    June 25, 2018 @ 7:51 PM

    The .bat install worked for me, thankyou


  24. Lopetegui
    June 15, 2018 @ 5:53 AM

    You saved my life! It worked 100% on my Windows 10 Home, I could finally run gpedit.msc and stop this destroying my PC. Thank you so much!


  25. Neil
    June 15, 2018 @ 5:01 AM

    Worked 06/14/18 Thank you!


  26. Gabriel Laureano
    June 5, 2018 @ 2:18 AM

    Thank you so much! Still works!


    • sj
      June 29, 2018 @ 11:20 PM

      The batch file worked for me. However I’ve had mixed results with the functionality:

      – I was able to set up a limit on login attempts.
      – I tried setting up a test batch file to run on logoff but this hasn’t worked (I followed instructions from another site).

      I’m concerned that, as some other posts state, you can run gpedit.msc but its functionality is blocked by MS in Home versions.

      I’ll keep exploring, but I’m thinking the limit on logins example is something that can be done outside of Group Policy, in Windows Defender, so maybe that is an allowed function anyway.


  27. Seb
    June 3, 2018 @ 2:58 PM

    hm, did not work for me 🙁 im running win 10 64 bit version 1709…after installation was complete it still fails to find gpedit on my system, even after restart..any suggestions?


    • Chayan
      June 12, 2018 @ 1:02 PM

      I am facing the same problem


  28. David E Marshall
    May 31, 2018 @ 8:11 PM

    Well, I have to say, very impressive, worked for me


  29. Jean
    May 21, 2018 @ 4:34 AM

    Also worked for me!


  30. marwan
    May 18, 2018 @ 2:53 PM

    Thanks allot, it is working with me but after changing the RDP setting on the remote server, (win10 updated),


  31. Hao Chen
    May 15, 2018 @ 6:04 AM

    superb! It works.. Thank you so much!…


  32. anonymous
    May 12, 2018 @ 5:23 PM

    it works for me windows 10 home edition


  33. ElJefe
    April 29, 2018 @ 9:14 PM

    Worked for me. I have both user and computer configurations. Great little batch file.


  34. Derek
    April 27, 2018 @ 1:47 PM

    Worked for me.
    The only problem I have is their is no User configuration snap in. All snap ins are their Except the one I need.


  35. Engkrg
    April 15, 2018 @ 11:01 PM

    Thank you so much….It’s work


  36. ijh
    April 8, 2018 @ 4:10 AM

    I can run gpedit.msc through this method. But change of gpedit.msc don’t apply to regedit. for example, NoAutoUpdate DWORD don’t be generated


  37. Ultra Instinct
    March 30, 2018 @ 10:17 AM

    Thank you it works!


  38. Aarvee
    March 27, 2018 @ 8:43 PM

    Thanks a lot itechtics.com for such a wonderful solution.
    It works well in my Lenovo ideapad 320 laptop running windows 10 home!!!


    March 26, 2018 @ 9:05 AM

    Hi Christine!…
    The ensuing URL may be of some help!…
    Please!… no emails!


  40. Chrsitine
    March 20, 2018 @ 12:31 PM

    I have a problem in that when I get to the Administrative Template a “All Settings” folder is not listed???? Any ideas


  41. joseb86
    March 20, 2018 @ 7:13 AM

    funcionó muchas gracias!!!!


  42. Rajesh
    March 16, 2018 @ 4:11 AM

    I need basic setting for gpedit,regarding


  43. Tomek
    March 14, 2018 @ 1:16 PM

    doesn’t work in my case


  44. Red
    March 11, 2018 @ 4:12 AM

    Thank you for the excellent program (script), it has been very helpful for me to be able to help a customer lock down the numerous default security holes in Win10 Home; very much appreciated.


  45. Ahmed
    March 8, 2018 @ 4:40 AM

    hi. im from libya and it worked to me. thanks s


  46. geomorillo
    March 4, 2018 @ 9:43 PM

    This is a life saving feature thanks you are a genius it works!!!


  47. aleena
    March 1, 2018 @ 2:15 AM

    Hi i am from Pakistan, i want to say it worked for me, my lappy wasnt working because of an update, now its ok, bye bye


  48. gnoppix
    February 25, 2018 @ 7:13 PM

    Thanks for sharing. The easiest way to fix gpedit.msc.


  49. Keith Islip
    February 21, 2018 @ 6:21 PM

    At stage 4 how do I run gpedit.msc?


    • noreply
      April 7, 2018 @ 3:43 AM

      do windows button + r


  50. Mark
    February 19, 2018 @ 7:45 AM

    the application opens, but changes you make don’t apply ,they don’t work.


  51. M
    February 15, 2018 @ 1:42 PM

    installed and doesnt work, how do i uninstall it now?


  52. KlotheMonster YT
    February 15, 2018 @ 2:18 AM

    Thanks! really needed this 😀


  53. Oberdan
    February 13, 2018 @ 12:52 AM

    Thank you so much!
    It worked beautifully.


  54. Raj Gupta
    February 12, 2018 @ 6:06 AM

    Did not work for me 🙁


  55. Alien Grey
    February 11, 2018 @ 5:24 PM

    It’s possible that at some time it did work but I’ve tried again and can’t get it to work. The fdeploy.dll file from the Windows 10 Home SysWOW64 folder is corrupt. Dism and SFC can’t fix it because the source file is also corrupt and there’s no alternative source to download it from. I’ve tried to replace the file myself but that doesn’t make any difference. Regsvr32 says that it isn’t a valid .dll and not compatible with 64bit so it doesn’t register it.


  56. İlhami YENİAYDIN
    February 6, 2018 @ 11:06 PM

    It works fine for me.
    OS system is windows 10 Home.


  57. niz30
    February 5, 2018 @ 2:23 PM

    thank you, it worked just fine 🙂


  58. Alien Grey
    February 4, 2018 @ 12:59 AM

    It does install just fine but I can also confirm that changing settings with the Group Policy Editor doesn’t work with Windows 10 Home. I decided to remove it but that doesn’t seem to be as easy as installing. Dism and SFC throws errors and there’s no fix for it. I tried to use install.wim as source but no joy.


  59. WastedMyTime
    February 1, 2018 @ 2:05 AM

    Confirmed that this DOES “Enable” Group Policy Editor as a VISUAL however the Group Policy Editor does not actually function at all. Any changes you make to any policy DOES NOT actually do anything at all. Simply tried to enable policies to not show recently used items or start menu recent programs. Changing the policy DID NOTHING. So in short: don’t waste your time. This fix only APPEARS to work as you want it. It DOESN’T actually enable a functional Group Policy Editor.


  60. Jonas
    January 28, 2018 @ 9:03 PM

    Great work! It works. Thank you 🙂


  61. bro
    January 26, 2018 @ 7:41 PM

    this file spreads virus to your pc


    • iTechtics Staff
      January 26, 2018 @ 7:51 PM

      This file contains just a simple command to activate Group Policy Editor in Windows. If you are not sure, you may open the file in Notepad and copy and paste the contents in PowerShell.


    • StarvingGeek
      May 11, 2018 @ 6:37 PM

      No it doesn’t, it uses DISM to enable windows features. The commands it runs are only able to enable features that are built into windows


  62. Vance Harris
    January 23, 2018 @ 10:36 PM

    This is FANTASTIC!


  63. M
    January 16, 2018 @ 11:19 AM

    It’s flawless! Thank you so much


  64. Max
    January 10, 2018 @ 10:05 PM

    This works flawlessly.. just tried today and is simple… also batch file has single command invokes ms internal package…. safe and works.


  65. Jof Salazar
    January 5, 2018 @ 7:22 PM

    Thanks a lot. It worked for me.


  66. Larry J Sherfield
    January 2, 2018 @ 6:31 AM

    Was I supposed to do anything after I ran gpedit.msc. The article did not say. Does it do what I need just by running it. It seems I should have changed something.


  67. gayan
    January 1, 2018 @ 6:53 PM

    It’s really worked. Love this post. Thanks ?


  68. Michael
    December 28, 2017 @ 2:41 AM

    The GPEDIT-Enabler Batch File must be started with Administrator rights (right click mouse). Otherwise it does not work.


  69. Don
    December 20, 2017 @ 2:32 AM

    Created gpedit.msc as advertised, thank you for this. However, as Fitzcarraldo mentions, it didn’t produce the results I had hoped for. I selected Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and File Explorer. I enabled “Do not show the ‘new application installed’ notification”, but I still get an irritating prompt that I had hoped would disappear. Outside your scope, but any suggestions would be gratefully received. Meantime, thanks for getting me this far.


  70. Benjamin
    December 19, 2017 @ 5:50 PM

    Great, thank you!


  71. Fitzcarraldo
    December 18, 2017 @ 8:17 AM

    The script gpedit-enabler.bat works and does indeed install Group Policy Editor in Windows 10 Home (I have Version 1607). The trouble is that Group Policy Editor does not actually do anything useful. None of the settings I configure using gpedit.msc (either as administrator or as a user) are actually applied. Microsoft must have coded Windows 10 Home Edition so that Group Policy Editor cannot actually implement the changes you make.

    Has anyone used gpedit.msc, as installed by gpedit-enabler.bat, to make a change that actually had an effect in Windows Home Edition?


  72. Dennis McRitchie
    December 9, 2017 @ 11:50 PM

    Excellent script. Thank you!


  73. Sue
    December 2, 2017 @ 1:16 AM

    Worked great on my laptop. Windows 10 Home Edition. Thanks!


  74. vijay
    November 26, 2017 @ 8:45 PM

    works without error compared to other method


  75. Chris
    November 22, 2017 @ 8:39 PM

    The group policy enabler for window 10 work well without no errors at all and easy to installed. I installed it on my two laptops.
    Thanks for your help.


  76. Mariano Mosquera
    November 19, 2017 @ 1:35 AM

    Thanks for your help on how to activate the “Group Policy Editor”. I do have a question: is this “Group Policy Editor” the same tool as the “Local Policy Editor”??


    • iTechtics Staff
      November 19, 2017 @ 1:41 AM

      If you are talking about Local Security Policy Editor, it is a subset of Group Policy Editor. You can only configure settings related to Windows security using secpol.msc (security policy editor) while gpedit.msc can be used to administer all kinds of system policies.


  77. Mitchell A
    November 17, 2017 @ 1:40 AM

    I ran as an Administrator, and only did the command prompt part, then closed.(Ive tried this a few times). Afterwards If i try to open, It gives me a 720 error, says I need elevated permission. Screw microsoft, I have very few things I can change, even if I change the setting, Half the time my computer says”— you, Do it my way”. This computer is miserable: brand new and it freezes, or works at a snails pace with only like 2 apps I installed; they’re are just as bad as apple


    • iTechtics Staff
      November 17, 2017 @ 10:35 AM

      Mitchell, can you tell me your computer configuration? I may be able to help you speeding up your computer.


  78. JennE
    November 15, 2017 @ 8:29 PM

    Doesn’t work. Thanks for the waste of time. Run>> GPEdit.msc brings up an error dialog box, “Windows cannot find….”.


  79. john
    November 15, 2017 @ 12:20 PM

    that’s the Chinese version, help-about – and you read what it says there


  80. hadi
    November 13, 2017 @ 3:16 PM

    oh it’s worked
    very thank you


  81. Popoop
    November 13, 2017 @ 7:29 AM

    Thank you, this worked perfectly on y laptop. (Windows 10 Home version 1709 OS Build 16299.19) 12/11/2017


  82. blair
    November 5, 2017 @ 5:43 AM

    It worked as normal very easy for anyone to use.


  83. db71
    November 4, 2017 @ 9:52 PM

    Is it true that this doesn’t work? I enabled the Group Policy Editor, but non of the settings are applied. Is there a workaround to get this to work on Windows 10 Home?


  84. Bill Bennett
    October 31, 2017 @ 1:55 PM

    I had no problem installing the group policy editor. The problem I found is that you cannot turn off windows defender completely. The option is there but when I enable it nothing happens.


  85. Dubz
    October 30, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

    Sure this method installs gpedit BUT as some others have pointed out here, it doesn’t actually work. I have Win 10 x64 Home ver 1703 with a genuine license. None of the configured settings work. I have followed all the steps accurately.. even activating the built in Super Admin account.. taking full ownership of System 32 and System folders.. so unless someone can affirmatively tell us that any user configured settings/templates actually work.. this whole process is pointless. Microsoft must have code embedded deep in the system to prevent Home editions from using gpedit.

    Is there anyone who can actually get the policies to work ?


  86. Philip Reich
    October 24, 2017 @ 1:01 PM

    Great solution — I have posted links to this page on various other sites promoting this safe solution that doesn’t require any program downloads or registry editing….

    The only suggestions I would make on this is that you could turn “echo on” so people could watch the commands as they run, and also make the format of the batch file more readable — putting each command on its own line would help a lot. But these are quibbles — the solution runs as-is.


  87. john smithq
    October 23, 2017 @ 12:48 AM

    This seems really fishy to me, random bat file? the link that took me to this page said that you can do it through powershell, yet this article makes no mention of powershell…



    • Philip
      October 24, 2017 @ 1:10 PM

      Try looking at the batch file before you condemn it.
      1. locates the Group Policy Editor packages that were put on the Windows 10 Home installation but were not installed by the installer.
      2. stores the path and file names of these packages in a text file
      3. Runs a loop installing these packages using the text file as input to the DISM command.

      That’s it — it doesn’t install programs that aren’t already on your machine, and doesn’t do any registry tweaks either. Simply installs previously uninstalled packages already present on your machine…. It’s rather clever how they do this too.


      • iTechtics Staff
        October 24, 2017 @ 5:22 PM

        Hi Philip, thanks a lot for clarifying the whole process. You explained it better than me 🙂


  88. AjayB
    October 22, 2017 @ 12:04 AM

    It works after the download as per your instructions.
    Thanks a lot.


  89. VK
    October 18, 2017 @ 12:41 PM

    Most GPO policies in W10 are now restricted by Product Policy Licenses
    so adding the GPO or equivalent registry value to unsupported Edition will have no effect. So even if you are installing Group Policy Editor, the policies will not work until you get a license for Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise editions.


  90. Alberto
    October 11, 2017 @ 1:11 PM

    Thank you,
    This really works.


  91. Andrea
    September 29, 2017 @ 11:53 PM

    Thanks, I had lost control of my computer, and now I have that control back. I loathe automatic updates, when they force you to upload things you never need or wanted or used. this time it was a major update that took over the controls of my administration rights, arghhh. Microsoft infuriate me doing this, roll on Linux becoming a major choice, rather than a may be.


  92. shoeb s
    September 26, 2017 @ 1:11 PM

    this resolved my issue in windows 10 home single language 64 bit. Now I can run gpedit.. thanks a lot!


  93. Bart Z. Lederman
    September 25, 2017 @ 7:39 PM

    I need to put GPEDIT.MSC onto a friend’s laptop, but would anyone in their right mind download software that modifies the system on a fundamental level from an unknown source that appears to be shilling their own products? I wouldn’t.


  94. William Tront
    September 24, 2017 @ 4:52 PM

    RUN: gpedit.msc. x WINDOWS CAN NOT FIND ‘gpedit.msc.’ MAKE SURE YOU TYPED THE NAME CORRECTLY, AND THEN TRY AGAIN. Tried this step by step and keeps coming up with this message and in C:\Windows\SysWOW64 There is a gpedit Microsoft Common Console Document And There Is A gpedit.dll BUT NO gpedit.msc THEN IN C:\Windows\System32 There Is gpedit.dll That’s It That’s All I Got But Still NO ‘gpedit.msc


    • iTechtics Staff
      September 25, 2017 @ 1:15 AM