Download Group Policy Editor for Windows 7 Home Premium

Posted on May 21 2013 - 9:40am by Prabhnoor Singh

Enable gpedit.msc / Download Group Policy Editor for Windows 7 Home Premium 32/64-Bit

Group Policy Editor comes up installed only with  Windows 7 Professional ,Enterprise and Ultimate editions and not for other editions.

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So  Codemink  provides you with a trustable and fully-assured  way of downloading and adding the Group Policy Editor to Windows 7 editions that don’t have it like Starter Edition , Home and Home Premium .

Firstly click on the download link below to download the zipped file .

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  1. After downloading the ZIP file, extract it using WinRAR or 7-Zip .
  2. Run the extracted setup.exe file  . It will install the files through which you will be able to access gpedit.msc command via RUN or by pressing the Windows button and typing gpedit.msc  . It will open the Group policy Editor .
  3.  For Windows 7 64-bit(x64) users :
    Now you need to go to C drive and navigate : Windows >SysWOW64 folder . Copy “GroupPolicy ” , “GroupPolicyUsers ” folders and gpedit.msc file from there and paste them in “C:\Windows\System32” folder .
  4. Further , if you get “MMC could not create the snap-in” error message while running gpedit.msc , perform the following steps to fix the problem . it happens only when username in Windows contains more than one word. 
  1. Run the installer and leave it at the last step . Do not click on the ‘Finish’ button .
  2. Go to C:\Windows \Temp\gpedit folder
  3. If you are using 32-bit(x86) edition of Windows 7 , right-click on x86.bat file and choose “Open With >Notepad” option . If you are using 64-bit(x64) edition of Windows 7, right-click on x64.bat file and choose “Open With>Notepad” option .
  4. You will find a total of 6 lines containing the following string in the file :
    %username%:f
  5. Edit those 6 lines and replace %username%:f with “%username%”:f
  6. Save and run the file ( right-click > Run as administrator ) .
  7. That’s all. Now gpedit.msc is perfectly ready to run .

Also see :  How to find out who logged on into your computer and when [without any software]

 Over to you 

If you find any problem during installation, do let us know through our comment section .

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18 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. mecaca November 13, 2013 at 4:01 PM - Reply

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  2. sarayoor November 20, 2013 at 8:43 AM - Reply

    Hello ..I want to Beauty gpedit.msc Windows 7 Edition Familiale Premium

  3. Fat sheep December 5, 2013 at 4:12 PM - Reply

    I get the same problem which no one ever seems to answer as to how to resolve:

    MMC could not create the snap-in. This snap-in might not have been installed correctly.

    Name: CLSID: {8FC0B734-A0E1-11D1-A7D3-0000F87571E3}

    It is also not clear as to what order you complete the process. Do you click ‘Finish’ and complete the installation after the files have been copied and the new code added? Or do you never press ‘Finish’ and just restart the machine? Please help.

  4. kyle December 6, 2013 at 11:17 AM - Reply

    I am now able to get into gpedit.msc but I’m still getting the MMC could not create the snap in error message in MMC. I am simply trying to restrict non-admin users from downloading files. Is there an easier way to do this? Thanks,
    Kyle

  5. justin May 15, 2014 at 1:35 AM - Reply

    how do you uninstall this crap that did not work?
    i have upgraded to win7 ultimate and still get the same error that “mmc could not create the snap in” that i got after i installed this crap

    please advise

  6. joe wolff August 7, 2014 at 3:15 AM - Reply

    Unable to locate gpedit.msc anywhere after install which seemed to go perfectly but actually did nothing. Rebooted and tried again, no luck

    Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

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