How to Install Group Policy Editor in Windows 10 Home

If you’re using Windows 10 home edition, then you definitely looking for a way to install Group Policy Editor in it. Right? In this article, you will find out how to do that.

Group Policy Editor is the preinstalled tool available in all the version of Windows. It helps the administrator in making the advance configuration in the operating system in order to alter the operating system according to their requirements.

How to Install Group Policy Editor in Windows 10 Home

Unfortunately, Microsoft does not embed the Group Policy Editor in the Windows 10 Home Edition. Technically the Home edition was used by the end-user (which is usually only one active user) only and not the Professional or Enterprise editions in which both the edition used in SMBs to large enterprises.

But fortunately, there is a workaround that helps in installing Group Policy Editor in Windows 10 using DISM. Are you curious to get the gpedit.msc in Home editions of Windows 10?

Here is how to do that:

Installing the Group Policy Editor in Windows 10 Home

First, you need to download the first .bat file here . In the zip file which you will find two files named as Install-Online.cmd and Install-Offline.cmd .

From here you can choose one among the two files. We recommend if you quickly want to install the Local Group Policy Editor by running the Install-Online.cmd file.

Installing the Group Policy Editor in Windows 10 Home using Install-Online.cmd (Simple and Quick Method)

1. Run the file Install-Online.cmd with admin. For that, make a right-click and select Run as Administrator.

run as adminstrator

2. Now the Command window will open, wait for the process to complete. It will take few seconds to complete the installation process.

running the process

Installing the Group Policy Editor in Windows 10 Home using Install-Online.cmd (Difficult and Complicated Method)

1. First, you need to mount ISO file of Windows 10 Home. For that, you just need to double click on ISO file.

2. After that, edit the file Install-Offline.cmd. For that, you need to make a right click and from the context menu click on edit options.

You will see the code in the notepad file.

3. Here you need to replace the drive letter path in accordance with ISO Windows 10 Home.

mounted image

For example, in the code X: is written. You need to replace the drive letter path with the drive path where you have mounted the Windows 10 Home. In my case it is D: So after editing the code, it will look like:

@echo off
pushd “%~dp0”

dir /b D:\Windows\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy-ClientExtensions-Package~3*.mum >List.txt
dir /b D:\Windows\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy-ClientTools-Package~3*.mum >>List.txt

for /f %%i in (‘findstr /i . List.txt 2^>nul’) do dism /image:D: /norestart /add-package:”D:\Windows\servicing\Packages\%%i”
pause

4. Once done, Run the file as Administrator and wait for the process to complete.

That’s it!

After installing the Local Group Policy Editor using any of above method, type gpedit.msc in Windows 10 Start menu search bar. Once you find it, launch click to launch Group Policy Editor.

install group policy editor in home edition of windows 10

Why don’t you give a try this workaround and let me know if you face any issue following the guide?

Source: Winpoin

2 Comments

  1. Paquito490

    Windows refused to open the file. There was an error that said “Class not registered.” Why is this and how can I open this file? Using Win 10 Home Edition.

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