Windows 10: Group Policy Editor not working

  1.    12 Oct 2017 #1

    Group Policy Editor not working

    I installed Group Policy Editor on my windows 10 home computer and it installed fine. But when I try to enable Windows Defender AV Signature Updates (specify the day of the week on which to check for definition updates) and select (every day) it will not enable. When I hit Apply then OK it shows disabled. Anyone know why I can't enable this?
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  2. Posts : 27,777
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17623
       12 Oct 2017 #2

    Hello novelist11,

    Most likely, the issue is that the Local Group Policy Editor is not supported in the Windows 10 Home edition even if used a hack to add it.

    You should be able to manually set this policy via Registry Editor though. Most likely, you'll need to restart the computer to apply.

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  3.    12 Oct 2017 #3

    Thanks Brink,

    What's weird is it works if I set it to say Monday or Tuesday but not every day. How do i go about manually setting this policy via Registry Editor?
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  4. Posts : 27,777
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17623
       12 Oct 2017 #4

    Odd, it might not work manually either then.

    You can look up the policy at the link I posted above to see what its registry key and value is to set.
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  5.    12 Oct 2017 #5

    Something is wrong because when I open my registry all I see is HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender with just Policy Manager underneath it nothing else. I guess the hack didn't work after all.
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  6. Posts : 27,777
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17623
       12 Oct 2017 #6

    It doesn't sound like it did then.

    What's the Group Policy location and setting your using? I'll look it up on my W10 Pro system to confirm the registry key and value.
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  7.    12 Oct 2017 #7

    The hack for Group Policy Editor does not work on Windows 10 is rather flakey.

    Easily Install Group Policy Editor (GPEdit.msc) In Windows 10 Home Edition
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