How to install gpedit.msc on Windows 7 Home, Home Premium and Starter Edition

How-To

In some of the tutorials that are published in Usitility we make reference to the tool gpedit.msc, for example in this tutorial How to install extensions from outside the Chrome Web Store in Google Chrome.

The program gpedit.msc is used for administrators system to monitor and edit group policies. These group policies can be edited directly inside the Windows registry, but thanks to gpedit.msc, we will be able to edit more easily those policies.

gpedit.msc is not installed by default in all Windows operating systems. In this tutorial we will see how to install gpedit.msc on Windows 7 Home, Home Premium and Starter Edition operating systems.

Note: it Is possible that this same method works for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

The first thing to do is to download this file. We have scanned the file for viruses using VirusTotal online tool. The file has been analyzed with a total of 53 antivirus and 52 of them report that the file is clean, and 1 of them reported that the file contains the following malware: WebToolbar.Win32.RK!Or. We can say that the file is clean, but you must always have a good anti-virus installed on your PC to analyze and combat the threats hosted on Internet.

once we have downloaded the file, we must uncompress the file (in the following link you can download multiple free compressors) and run the file “setup.exe”, that it's inside the zip file.

Now we just have to go to Start->Search and type gpedit.msc and press Enter. The program to control group policies will open and, we can use it normally.

Note: If you are using Windows 7 64bit, once you have installed the program setup.exe, you should go to c:\Windows\SysWOW64\ and copy the directories "GroupPolicy", "GroupPolicyUsers" and the file gpedit.msc to the folder C:\Windows\System32

by Rubén Hernández

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