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Windows 7: How do I Disable Group Policies in Win7 Home Premium


10 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
How do I Disable Group Policies in Win7 Home Premium

I installed Windows Tweaks V4.0 and now I can no longer change my settings in Windows 7. For example, After exiting Windows Tweaks, my notification icons had all disappeared. When I tried to re-enable them, Windows 7 said my network admin had disabled my ability to make changes to my PC via Group Policies. My PC is in my home, not on a Network and I AM the Admin, yet I am locked out. I have Windows 7 Home Premium so I do not have a 'Group Policy Manager' program. Also, I can not disable the 'Group Policy Client' Servicesa either. I restored back to before I installed Windows Tweak and Windows Tweaks is gone but the policies remain and I am unable to modify anything. Is there a way aroound this without re-installing Windows 7 from scratch?


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10 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

delete the C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy folder and it should reset anything that was modified.
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10 May 2012   #3
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Blevensd, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If that program only made group policy changes, then you could use the tutorial below to easily reset group policy back to default.

Local Group Policy - Reset to Default

If that doesn't help, then you could do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before you installed the program to undo and fix this.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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