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junglee

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I can't access gpedit.msc on my Dell Laptop. Searching for it in the Charms Bar Search option gives a Nil return.

Do the Dell Laptops with pre-installed Windows 8 don't have the Local Group Policy Editor? I find it difficult to believe that gpedit.msc is missing in Dells. Can some expert please advise how to get this function back.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Single Language
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3521
    CPU
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz, 1801 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Intel
    Memory
    4 Gigabytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    One, 500 Gigabytes
    Mouse
    Touchpad
    Internet Speed
    4 megabits per second
    Browser
    Internet Explorer (Latest) and Google Chrome (Default)
    Antivirus
    Avast! Free Antivirus

topgundcp

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gpedit.msc is only available in Windows 8 Pro. Yours is standard
 

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Ztruker

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gpedit.msc comes with the Pro and up version, at least that was true for XP, Vista and Windows 7.
 

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I can't access gpedit.msc on my Dell Laptop. Searching for it in the Charms Bar Search option gives a Nil return.

Do the Dell Laptops with pre-installed Windows 8 don't have the Local Group Policy Editor? I find it difficult to believe that gpedit.msc is missing in Dells. Can some expert please advise how to get this function back.

Hello Amarnath,

As the others posted above, gpedit.msc is only available in Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 Enterprise editions.

Was there a specific policy you wanted to set? If so, you can set it in the registry instead. We'll be happy to help with that. :)

Group Policy Search
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
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    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
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    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

junglee

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Thank you everyone for clarifying this matter. I can almost kick myself for not remembering this.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Single Language
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3521
    CPU
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz, 1801 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Intel
    Memory
    4 Gigabytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    One, 500 Gigabytes
    Mouse
    Touchpad
    Internet Speed
    4 megabits per second
    Browser
    Internet Explorer (Latest) and Google Chrome (Default)
    Antivirus
    Avast! Free Antivirus

junglee

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Hi Shawn,

Thanks for your offer. There is a thing that I wanted to do with Local Group Policy Editor.

When I got the Laptop I used to get the lock screen during boot and had to enter a Password to proceed further. This lock screen no longer appears and the computer boots straight to the Windows 8 Start.

The present boot scenario in fact suits me but I was wanting to bring the lock screen back and once that was done revert back to the direct boot to Start. I haven't been able to manage it by fiddling with the administrator's user account. Could you please guide me on how to get back and disable the lock screen during boot?

Best regards,

Amarnath


I can't access gpedit.msc on my Dell Laptop. Searching for it in the Charms Bar Search option gives a Nil return.

Do the Dell Laptops with pre-installed Windows 8 don't have the Local Group Policy Editor? I find it difficult to believe that gpedit.msc is missing in Dells. Can some expert please advise how to get this function back.

Hello Amarnath,

As the others posted above, gpedit.msc is only available in Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 Enterprise editions.

Was there a specific policy you wanted to set? If so, you can set it in the registry instead. We'll be happy to help with that. :)

Group Policy Search
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Single Language
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3521
    CPU
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz, 1801 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Intel
    Memory
    4 Gigabytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    One, 500 Gigabytes
    Mouse
    Touchpad
    Internet Speed
    4 megabits per second
    Browser
    Internet Explorer (Latest) and Google Chrome (Default)
    Antivirus
    Avast! Free Antivirus

Brink

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mvp

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

junglee

Member
Member
Thank you Shawn. After messaging to you I fiddled some more with "Change PC Settings" (Charms→Settings→Change PC Settings) this time and managed to succeed in doing what I wanted to do.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Single Language
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3521
    CPU
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz, 1801 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Intel
    Memory
    4 Gigabytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    One, 500 Gigabytes
    Mouse
    Touchpad
    Internet Speed
    4 megabits per second
    Browser
    Internet Explorer (Latest) and Google Chrome (Default)
    Antivirus
    Avast! Free Antivirus

Brink

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Administrator
mvp
Great news. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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