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        anonymous
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      • #2139008 Reply
        Bundaburra
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        I used the gpedit_enabler.bat when I was running W10 home, and it certainly added the “Local Group Policy Editor” to my system.  I could run gpedit.msc and supposedly update or change various settings, but I found that some of the changed settings did not “stick”.  So just a word of caution.  If you use it to change something, check afterwards that the change has taken effect.  For example, if you use gpedit to change a Windows Update setting, then go into the actual Windows Update to check (if possible) that the change is there.

        Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 2004

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        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/add_gpedit_msc_with_powershell.html

        Just upgrade to Pro. All other methods are ‘snake oil’.

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          anonymous
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          No not snake oil. It works fine and the settings don’t change. I have it on 3 computers. Why would I spend money on retail Window 10 pro if I didn’t have to? Used my retail version of Windows 7 home for Windows 10 fresh install. I never do upgrades.

      • #2139038 Reply
        Bundaburra
        AskWoody Plus

        That’s what I did in the end.  Was trying to avoid the cost, but it’s not that much anyway.

        Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 2004

      • #2140249 Reply
        MrJimPhelps
        AskWoody_MVP

        Group Policy Editor is one of the key reasons I would go with Pro rather than Home. But if I can have GPE in either environment, I might be willing to go with Home.

        I delay updates for 7 days in Group Policy, which gives me time to block a rogue update; and I disallow driver and preview updates. Other than that, I allow updates to auto-run. Therefore, I don’t believe there is much advantage for me to have Pro rather than Home.

        Group "L" (Linux Mint)
        with Windows 8.1 running in a VM
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