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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.

FIX Error : GPEDIT.MSC Snap-in creation failed / Snap-in failed to Initialize 

‘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.

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.

FIX Error : GPEDIT.MSC Snap-in creation failed / Snap-in failed to Initialize 

Disclaimer :

Above process is verified and tested by me personally and it is safe to apply but still We are not responsible for any harm that comes to your system after following the above procedure It is intended to be used for Information purpose only and you will be the sole responsible for any damage if comes to your system.

 

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Pankaj Kumar: Pankaj Kumar is a Content Marketing Professional and SEO Expert @Rushinformation where he has written and published over 700+ Unique SEO Optimized articles comprising of latest Technology News, Windows and Android Tutorials, Debugging Error codes and much more. He studied and graduated with Bachelors degree in Engineering (Electronics and Communications) from one of the Top Universities (Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi) in India. Apart from being a part time Blogger and SEO Expert currently he is working Full Time with one of the leading IT company in the World as a Software Engineer. With encouragement from friends and support of family, Pankaj Kumar started Rushinformation with an aim of providing and resolving Windows and Smartphone User common issues. In his free time, Pankaj loves to watch Movies, Read Novels and listen to Music ( Will prefer to sail with my Girlfriend though later on :) Grateful for being with an amazing Group of College Buddies, Family friends and some special motivating colleagues, Pankaj makes sure that everyone is welcomed with an open heart filled with Joy :)

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  • First i couldn`t find those folders/files but then they were there where kumar said. Maybe a REBOOT was necessary after installation.

  • Thanks!! It worked fine for me!! (Windows 8.1 x64)
    At first it did not work, but then I saw the x64 bit workaround. After I copied the File and Folders into System32 Folder it worked right away, without any reboot!!

  • Brother, First of all Big Thumbs Up for the solution..installed it on my Windows 8 x64 and after resolving 'mmc could not create the snap in' as per Ur given solution I was able to start Group Policy Editor.. Actually I have to restrict bandwidth usages by BITS for an specific time bcoz it slowed my connection speed..I've BITS version 7 installed on my PC & I read that this Group Policy Editor will work with version 2. However I resolved the issue via regedit but want to know whether this version of Group Policy Editor is the adequate version for a windows 8 laptop & whether it will able to tweek settings or not..

  • Unfortunately still flags error MMC could not create the snap in despite following all methods & of editing notepad(username colon etc)Probably needs updating for Win 10 anniversary home edition after July 2016.