1.    29 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10

    Local Group Policy Editor non-existant on my computer


    Trying to solve a problem (listed on another forum here in these forums) I was told to go to my 'Local Group Policy Editor. I tried the following methods:
    -1- Windows -> Run -> type in 'gpedit.msc'
    and nothing happened, getting a window telling me it did not exist. I have set my folders to show everything and hide nothing. A search using both windows and my own ''Super Finder XT'' showed that no such file exists on my PC and neither did I see it in the path it was supposed to be in.
    -2- "Enter Group Policy Editor via Search.
    On the Search panel, enter group policy in the box and click Edit group policy"
    This didn't work either possibly because of what I said in point 1 above.
    -3- Access the editor from Start Menu.
    Click the bottom-left Start button to open the Start Menu, enter gpedit.msc in the empty box and tap gpedit in the results"
    Obviously no success here for the same reason
    -4- Access Group Policy Editor through Command Prompt
    Same results for same assumed reason.
    -5- Open the editor in Windows PowerShell
    Same results for same assumed reason.Typing in 'Group Policy' or 'Group Policy Editor', 'Edit Group Policy' and Local Group Policy Editor'
    also never got me anywhere--it gave me no results except for ''web'' with one ''Group Policy'' which showed ''Edit Group Policy --> Control Panel'' but clicking on it the new window said, No result for "Edit Group Policy".
    Does anyone know what is going on?
    My specs if needed are:
    I upgraded to W10 from Windows 81. Home Premium 64"
    Computer laptop is ''Acer Aspire E1-532P''
    No illegal software exists on my PC, (I only have Office suite, Adobe suite and a few other software on it.[ Ccleaner, Xnview, VLC, Comodo Backup, 3 Browsers and a couple of other stuff.]).
    Dangerous sites such as Gambling, etc are never gone to and if I am unsure I go there via SandBoxie. Virus Scan and Malwarebytes scan show nothing and are run often enough.

    [BTW in tying to solve my other problem, somewhere on these forums it said: go to ''HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization"
    This folder too does not exist on my computer.
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  2.    29 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017
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  3.    30 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 745
    Windows 7

    Going all the way back to XP, home editions of Windows do not support Group Policy. It is not just that the group policy editor is missing but the infrastructure needed to support it. This is one of the differences that set the home editions apart from the higher editions.

    Group Policy is often a big deal in a business environment but in a home setting it is rarely used.
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  4.    07 Sep 2015 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10 Home

    It is not just that the group policy editor is missing but the infrastructure needed to support it.
    Now I understand. This is why since the XP days no one has written a third party substitute program for Group Policy. I mean no one since XP in 2001.

    Group Policy is often a big deal in a business environment but in a home setting it is rarely used.
    That I don't believe. Many minor tweaks like being able to disable the lock screen and others tweaks are really needed but for Home users it is a PITA to do it messing around with the registry. It seems that most tweaks I find online require stupid Group Policy Editor.
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  5.    07 Sep 2015 #5
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Hello reddice,

    Agreed, and it why I like using the Pro edition.

    However, you can also manually set group policies via Registry Editor as well. The site below will help let you know what to set in the registry for each group policy.

    Group Policy Search
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  6.    07 Sep 2015 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts : 257
    Windows 10 Home

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    However, you can also manually set group policies via Registry Editor as well. The site below will help let you know what to set in the registry for each group policy.

    Group Policy Search
    I know about that but I try not to mess around with it because it can be dangerous. Still the pain the Home users have to go though to be able to tweak a few settings I should be able to do normally in the settings menu.

    Group policy is the only thing I miss from Home but when you buy a new computer and it only comes with Home that is what you are stuck with and Microsoft stupid policy of not upgrading everyone to Pro like they did with Windows 8 was the only reason I got Home hoping I would get Windows 10 Pro.
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