Windows cannot find GPEDIT.MSC in Windows 10/11 Home Edition

gpedit.msc missing windows 10/11 home edition

The Local Group Policy Editor (GPEDIT.MSC) is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in used to configure and modify Group Policy settings within Group Policy Objects. This tool is available only on Windows 10/11 Professional Edition and higher.

On Windows Home Editions, you’ll see the following error when you attempt to launch the Group Policy Editor (which is non-existent on Home Editions)

gpedit.msc missing windows 10/11 home edition

gpedit.msc

Windows cannot find 'gpedit.msc'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.
secpol.msc

Windows cannot find 'secpol.msc'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.

On Windows Home Editions, you needed to use the Registry Editor (regedit.exe) to enable the policies manually. For each group policy, the equivalent registry setting is listed in the official Group Policy Settings Reference Spreadsheet by Microsoft.

Now, you have a third-party freeware that can be an alternative for the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) in any edition of Windows, including Home Edition.Read more

Get Back Windows 10 Ribbon UI in Windows 11 File Explorer

get back old classic ribbon windows 11

The File Explorer in Windows 11 comes with a new/modern ribbon interface with small icons (having no caption text underneath). The new ribbon interface may look bland and uncomfortable for new users who have upgraded to Windows 11 from Windows 10 or earlier.

get back old classic ribbon windows 11

Luckily, there are a couple of ways to get back the classic ribbon (Windows 10-style) interface in Windows 11 File Explorer.Read more

“Turn on fast startup” option missing in Windows 11/10

fast startup option missing

Fast Startup is a feature in Windows 8/10/11 that speeds up the boot process significantly. With the Fast Startup feature enabled, when the user shuts down the computer, what happens under the hood is a hybrid shutdown sequence.

However, on some computers, the Fast Startup and Hibernate features will be missing. When you open Power Options in the classic Control Panel, the “Turn on fast startup (recommended)” option may be missing.Read more

How to Reinstall Windows Terminal in Windows 11

reinstall windows terminal app using powershell

Windows Terminal is a modern terminal application for users of command-line tools and shells like Command Prompt, PowerShell, and Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). If you’ve uninstalled the Windows Terminal app in Windows 11 accidentally and need it back, you can reinstall the app using a couple of methods.

It’s also possible that you’ve intentionally uninstalled the Windows Terminal app in an attempt to remove the Windows Terminal context menu. You can remove the context menu entry alone and still have the Windows Terminal app intact.

Uninstalling the Windows Terminal app will make the Windows Terminal and Windows Terminal (Admin) options in the Win + X power user menu inoperable. Here is how to reinstall Windows Terminal.

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How to Add “Open command window here” in Windows 11

open command window here in windows 11

In Windows 11, the context menu “Open Command window here” doesn’t exist by default. Instead, you’ll see the “Open in Windows Terminal” and “Open PowerShell window here” (when you press Shift + right-click) options in the folder context menu.

This article tells you how to add “Open Command window here” (in Windows 11) to open a Command Prompt window in that directory path.Read more

How to Get Back Classic (Full) Context Menu in Windows 11

restore full classic context menu

In Windows 11, the context menu appears very quickly but the menu doesn’t show all the entries by default. To access the menu entries that are not shown in the default listing, you need to click the “Show more options” (Shift+F10) option every time.

restore full classic context menu

The Windows 11 default context menu may be slightly inconvenient for those who have been using Windows Operating Systems for a long time. This article explains how to make Windows 11 show the full classic context menu that shows all the entries by default.Read more