How to Enable Group Policy Editor on Windows 11 Home

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The Group Policy Editor aka ‘gpedit.msc’ is not available on the Home edition of Windows 11. To solve this, you can manually add it to your operating system with our guide. If you are wondering what is gpedit.msc, you can do many things with the utility such as changing policies of Windows Updates and other settings of Windows 11. By the way, we have in case that is what you’re running on your PC.

Sadly, Microsoft has made Group Policy Editor exclusive to the Pro edition. This results in the error gpedit.msc not found on Windows 11 Home. This step-by-step guide will help in resolving the error and let you use Group Policy Editor.

After trying these troubleshooting steps, Group Policy Editor should start working properly. You can follow the steps below to fix the group policy editor if it’s not launching even after the guide above. I had to do this for some PCs, but others had gpedit.msc working fine after completing the steps I’ve outlined above.

I got Group Policy Editor to start working on many laptops with Windows 11 Home easily with the steps mentioned in the guide. However, my desktop Z790-based PC with processor still had the error gpedit.msc not found when trying to launch it. After following the troubleshooting steps above, it did start working!

You don’t need a Pro edition of Windows 11 just to access gpedit.msc as you can enable it as shown here. By the way, check out some simple ways to here. Do let us know if you have any issues with gpedit.msc in the comments below!