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Windows 7: HELP!!! Can't find gpedit.msc

01 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
HELP!!! Can't find gpedit.msc

I just reinstalled Win 7 RTM. I decided that since I had ordered the Home Pro version, I would do a clean install (I have been running Ultimate).

I am running an M-Audio Audiophile 2496 and have been using the shutdown "fix" posted some while ago. I have never had any difficulty in using this fix in any of the versions of RC-1 nor have did I have any problem with RTM Ultimate.

Now suddenly, when I attempt to run gpedit.msc to get to the scripts, I am getting a "can't find" error.

Is this a phenomenon of Home Pro vs. Ultimate or is it just a re-install glitch?

Edit: When I do a search I find the file in C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-g... and C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-m..., but when I attempt to run it I get a messge "MMC could not create the snap-in."

I believe it should be in the Windows\System32 directory...but it ain't.

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01 Sep 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

It should be in your system32 folder..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Sep 2009   #3

 

Group Policy Editor not available in that edition.
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01 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Group Policy Editor not available in that edition.
Well ain't that the s#!t$...AAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

Oh yeah, thanks for the information.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 May 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

It should be illegal to ship Windows 7 without gpedit. All I want to do is turn off the stinking taskbar thumbnails. Do I own this computer or don't I? Apparently not... Either that, or I have to be a Windows 7 guru (or MS employee) BEFORE I buy a machine so I can possibly know which OS version to buy BEFORE I load my software and try to get to work.

This is an unacceptable burden on the buyer. I wish my clients were smart enough to not use Windows, because that would certainly be my choice. Windows 7 is a police state, with lot's of advertisements thrown in to make us feel good.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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11 May 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

And let me get this one straight... My mother in law has to go to regedit to find out what version of Windows she's running?!?! Now there's a good idea. They must be paying their designers huge bonuses just to keep the best and the brightest.

Surely there's some other way to get this information!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 May 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Jonathan... Thanks. Tried setting NumThumbnails to zero, but no... Didn't work. It looks like turning off Aero might do the trick. Who needs all these gee-gaws anyway? Now, if only I can remember where they hid that option...

BTW, running Windows 7 v6.1, build 7600 (found that in regedit... Isn't an ABOUT box considered de rigeur?)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 May 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Go to Control Panel>System.

HELP!!! Can't find gpedit.msc-capture.png

You can also type winver into the start menu and press enter.

It will also be displayed on the Welcome screen when she reboots.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 May 2010   #10

 

You can copy gpedit.msc from a Windows 7 pro or ultimate pc to your system32 folder and it should run just fine.
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