FIX: Windows 10/11 doesn’t have Group Policy Editor

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
Windows & Software Expert
Milan has been enthusiastic about PCs ever since his childhood days, and this led him to take interest in all PC-related technologies. Before joining WindowsReport, he worked as a front-end web developer. Read more
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Many users complained that their version of Windows 10 doesn’t have a Group Policy Editor. This can be an issue for some users, especially if they are advanced users that need to modify certain policies. If that’s the case, in today’s article we’ll show you how to fix this problem once and for all.

What to do if Local Group Policy Editor is missing?

1. Upgrade to the Pro version of Windows

Note: Group Policy Editor is only available on the Pro version of Windows, and if you want to use it natively, it’s advised to upgrade to the Pro version.

  1. Open the Settings app and navigate to Update & Security > Activation.
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  2. Select Go to Store.
  3. You’ll be asked to make a purchase of the Pro version of Windows 10.
  4. Once your system is upgraded to the Pro version, Group Policy should be natively available.

Want to run Group Policy Editor on the Home version of Windows? You can do so with one simple trick!

2. Use Policy Plus

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If you don’t have Group Policy Editor on your PC and you don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, you might want to consider using Policy Plus.

This is a freeware application, and it works just like Group Policy Editor. The application is completely free and portable, so we strongly encourage you to try it out.

Download Policy Plus

Not being able to access Group Policy Editor can be an issue, especially for advanced users, but in this article, we’ve presented you with two simple solutions that might help you with this issue.

Upgrading to Windows 10 Pro is the best solution since you’ll get access to the Group Policy Editor natively, but if you don’t want to upgrade, Policy Plus is a great alternative that you should definitely try out.


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