Enabling Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) in Windows 10 Home

  1. Frabnkhs's Avatar
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    Dual Boot: Windows 10 20H2 & Ubuntu 20.04.1
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    Enabling Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) in Windows 10 Home


    Needed to tweak background bandwidth and.... No Group Policy Editor.

    So, researched a bit and found this link. The second method with the powershell, the Batch File (gpedit-enabler.bat), worked for me

    Enable Group Policy Editor in Windows 10 home

    ..... Windows 10 home ver 1909.....
    Last edited by Frabnkhs; 11 Feb 2020 at 05:37. Reason: typos & clarity
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    Hello Frabnkhs,

    Just to note, that while you can enable the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) in Windows 10 Home, it will not actually work to apply the policies in the registry.
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    Windows 10 Home 2004 19041.804
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    Frabnkhs said:
    Needed to tweak background bandwidth and.... No Group Policy Editor.
    So, researched a bit and found this link. The second method with the powershell, the Batch File (gpedit-enabler.bat), worked for me
    ..... Windows 10 home ver 1909.....
    Hi Frabnkhs, welcome to TenForums.

    As Brink mentioned, you may find a few methods to enable gpedit on Windows 10 Home, however, they don't actually function. I've tried several solutions and have yet to be successful.

    There are some third party apps that do work for setting some features using GP on Windows 10 Home. I have been using Policy Plus from Major Geeks and know that at least some of the settings do function. I suspect there are still many others that don't such as "Configure Automatic Updates".

    Download Policy Plus - MajorGeeks

    WUP was my motivator for having gpedit on Windows 10 Home and it just doesn't function properly with Policy Plus. I installed WAU manager to correct that deficiency.

    Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10
    Last edited by W10 Tweaker; 11 Feb 2020 at 14:21.
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  4. Frabnkhs's Avatar
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    Thanks W10 Teaker $ Brink


    W10 Tweaker .... I downloaded Policy Plus from MajorGeeks and found that my installation of gpedit had worked.... the Bandwidth was tweaked as I had ordered...

    Glad that this forum exists .... Windows 10 is quite the mess at times

    Policy Plus from Majorgeeks does work better
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    Windows 10 Home 2004 19041.804
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    Frabnkhs said:
    W10 Tweaker .... I downloaded Policy Plus from MajorGeeks and found that my installation of gpedit had worked.... the Bandwidth was tweaked as I had ordered...
    Glad that this forum exists .... Windows 10 is quite the mess at times
    Policy Plus from Majorgeeks does work better
    I'm happy to hear that Policy Plus is working for you. Keep in mind that some settings including those associated with Windows Update do not function properly and could leave your PC at risk of spontaneous updates by Microsoft.
    As for any of the Group Policy edits, I would advise to test them carefully after changing and system restarts.

    Happy tweaking.
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  6. Frabnkhs's Avatar
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    W10 Tweaker said:
    I'm happy to hear that Policy Plus is working for you. Keep in mind that some settings including those associated with Windows Update do not function properly and could leave your PC at risk of spontaneous updates by Microsoft.
    As for any of the Group Policy edits, I would advise to test them carefully after changing and system restarts.

    Happy tweaking.
    I've always treated the Policy Editor with the same Fear/Respect that I do with the Registry....

    You can go there but.... Be aware it's a basket of vipers (snakes)
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