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Windows 7: Local Group Policy Editor - Open

25 Aug 2015   #30
Zachrey

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Help! I think I might have done something bad!

I uninstalled GWX.exe by manually taking ownership of the file and deleting it, using Windows Explorer (Win7HomePremium) in administrator mode.

Then out of curiosity, I tried to delete the GWX folder and it deleted!? I thought I only took ownership of the GWX.exe file. So I tried to delete the folder below GWX called "he-IL" and it gave the usual message with a "Try Again" button so I hit Cancel.

Then I tried to delete the folder above GWX called GroupPolicyUser and it deleted!!

So I accidentally deleted folder
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\GroupPolicyUsers

I went to the recycle bin and then dragged the folder back to
c:\Windows\SysWOW64\
And it appeared to fail because the folder GroupPolicyUsers did not reappear but there was a folder that was highlighted called $RZPC2NR.

Should I rename it to GroupPolicyUsers ? The properties of the folder was zero bytes (empty folder) as is the folder "GroupPolicy"


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25 Aug 2015   #31
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Zachrey,

No worries. Deleting the GroupPolicyUser folder essentially will only reset the "User Configuration" group policies back to default as "Not Configured".

Local Group Policy - Reset to Default
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25 Aug 2015   #32
Zachrey

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

HalleluYah!! Thank you so much, Brink! Yahweh bless you and keep you!
--Zac
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11 Jan 2016   #33
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Probably mentioned already in this thread, but an MS-approved way to see the Registry settings needed for policy changes is to use their spreadsheets:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=25250
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21 Jun 2016   #34
ilyabyk83

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hi Crimson,

That works just as well as the searching for the file name. You can do a search with "edit" in the Control Panel to get the same result though.
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Personally, I just created a shortcut from the C:\Windows\System32\gpedit.msc file, and use it to make it easier to open from.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My computer shows differently...


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21 Jun 2016   #35
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You might see if searching for "group" instead may have it show in the Control Panel instead.

Either way, you can type gpedit.msc in the Run (Win+R) dialog to open it.
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21 Jun 2016   #36
ilyabyk83

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You might see if searching for "group" instead may have it show in the Control Panel instead.

Either way, you can type gpedit.msc in the Run (Win+R) dialog to open it.
Nope.. can't open neither...


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21 Jun 2016   #37
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

What edition of Windows 7 do you have installed?
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21 Jun 2016   #38
ilyabyk83

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
What edition of Windows 7 do you have installed?
Here you go


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21 Jun 2016   #39
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ah, that's why then.

Local Group Policy Editor is not included in the Windows 10 Home edition. It's only in the Pro, Enterprise, or Education editions instead.
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