Windows Cannot find Gpedit.msc Error – Windows 7/8 FIXED

Group Policy Editor is a very important feature of Microsoft Windows which plays a great role if you want to make changes in your system settings and is often required if you are a tech geek who love to tweak your windows settings to make some new changes or something else but sometimes you might end up facing the error ‘Windows cannot find gpedit.msc.Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again’ therefore if you are facing this error don’t worry just follow the below instructions to resolve this error permanently.But before we move on lets understand the reason for this error.

Reason for this Error Occurrence :

This Error ‘Windows cannot find gpedit.msc.Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again’ is faced by users who are having basic,starter or home premium Installed Windows versions which doesn’t come up with support for Group policy editor.Group Policy editor feature is provided with Only Professional,Enterprise and Ultimate editions of Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Windowscannot find gpedit.msc Error

‘Windows cannot find gpedit.msc’ Error – How to Fix it ?

It’s very simple to fix this error by enabling the Group Policy Editor feature Using third party Group policy editor installer that I have shared below with download link.

Installation Guide :

Just download the Group Policy Editor from the above given link and Extract it using Winrar or Winzip and after that double click on the Setup.exe file and install it normally.
Group Policy Editor Installer

For x64 Windows 7/8/8.1 Users – Follow these steps

  • If you are having 64 bit version of windows then first Install the above given Group Policy Editor.
    • Now Go to ‘SysWOW64′ Folder located at C:\Windows
  • From Here Copy these below given files :
GroupPolicy Folder
GroupPolicyUsers Folder
Gpedit.msc File
  • After Copying the above files paste them in C:\Windows\System32 folder
    • That’s all and You are all done.


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