Windows Cannot Find GPEDIT.MSC or GPEDIT.MSC Not Found [Fixed]

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Introduction

If you try opening gpedit.msc from Windows 10 Home you will receive the error message windows cannot find gpedit.msc or gpedit.msc not found.

Windows Cannot Find GPEDIT.MSC error message on Windows Home

The reason for windows cannot find gpedit.msc is because Windows 10 Home does not ship with Group Policy editor.

This guide provides a quick fix for this error message.

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How to Fix Windows Cannot Find GPEDIT.MSC Error

As I said in my introduction, windows cannot find gpedit.msc error message occurs because gpedit.msc is not included in Windows 10 Home edition.

Based on this, there are two ways you can resolve windows cannot find gpedit.msc error:

  1. Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise
  2. Install a third party tool (GPEdit.MSC)
Before you proceed, use the steps in How to Check Windows 10 Version in 4 Easy Ways to confirm your OS version.
Upgrading to Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise requires a complete installation

Method 1 to Fix Windows Cannot Find GPEDIT.MSC Error: Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise

There are two steps to upgrade to a version that supports gpedit.msc:

  • Buy a Windows 10 Pro License.
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Method 2 to Fix Windows Cannot Find GPEDIT.MSC Error: Install GPEdit Enabler

Follow the steps below to install GPEdit Enabler:

  • Click GPEdit Enabler to download the the batch file. Save the file to a preferred location on your computer.
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  • Open the location you saved the batch file. Right-click it and select Run as Administrator.
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Your computer MUST be connected to the internet for the last task to complete successfully. The installation will take some time to complete.
Now, if you search for gpedit.msc, it is available! “Windows Cannot Find GPEDIT.MSC” Error is fixed.

Conclusion

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