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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by BlackFrancis, Feb 14, 2007.

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  1. BlackFrancis

    BlackFrancis Thread Starter

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    I'm running XP Home edition.
    I was instructed to go to RUN and run a program called Group Policy, with the command "gpedit.msc". But my computer couldn't open it. No one can tell me why.
    I asked my fianée accross the ocean to try and run it, and it came up for her. She also runs Home.

    Can someone tell me what might be wrong?

    Thanks
     
  2. bonk

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    Doesn't run on mine either XP Home

    and their is a good reason it doesn't come with XPHome
     
  3. bonk

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    Are you sure your fianée accross the ocean isn't using XP Professional ...which does have it.
     
  4. Augie65

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    bonk is correct.

    The Group Policy Editor comes with Windows XP Professional edition
    gpedit.msc, Group Policy Editor, is not available on XP Home
     
  5. BlackFrancis

    BlackFrancis Thread Starter

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    ....odd. Are you sure? I installed her OS
     
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    Policy editor only comes with XP Pro.
     
  8. blizzardbeach

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    GPEDIT.MSC (Group Policy Editor) isn't available on XP Home Edition, partly because XP Home cannot join a domain by design. Although the took is designed to be used in an Enterprise environment running Active Directory, all it really does is making registry entries. So, the best alternative is to edit the registry using Regedit. Be aware that editing the registry incorrectly can make your system unbootable or cause other issues, so proceed carefully before diving in!
     
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    I am pretty sure we didn't have to resurrect a 13 month old thread. ;)
     
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