• Question

  • When I got windows 8 i started deleted apps all willie nillie. This may have caused a problem with getting to group policy editor.

    But as of right now its either missing, does not exit, or im just dumb.

    I have used the windows button + R and typed in gpedit.msc to run it and windows says "not found"

    please help.

    Friday, November 30, 2012 9:36 PM


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  • the file should exist in c:\windows\system32 (it does on my Win 8 Enterprise 32bit)

    you could try sfc /scannow
    you may be able to copy from a working system
    or try a system restore
    or try a repair windows
    or try a refresh windows

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    • Edited by DonPick Friday, November 30, 2012 10:41 PM
    Friday, November 30, 2012 10:41 PM
  • What version of Windows 8 are you on?

    I Think Home Edition does not have gpedit.msc

    Sunday, December 2, 2012 4:13 PM
  • Hi,

    I agree with Alex, first of all, you should verify that which Windows 8 version you are using. If it is only Windows 8, we can’t see cannot see gpedit.msc, since there is no Group Policy feature enabled in the edition. Regarding the current issue, I suggest we could refer to the following article.

    Windows 8 Gpedit.msc - Group Policy Editor


    Regarding the comparison of the Windows 8 edition, we could refer to the article below.

    Announcing the Windows 8 Editions


    Hope this helps.

    Best Regards,

    Andy Qi

    Andy Qi
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Andy Qi Tuesday, December 4, 2012 11:09 AM
    Monday, December 3, 2012 10:47 AM
  • i am using windows 8 single language. what about me? even i am getting the same message "windows did not find any file"
    • Proposed as answer by dekka1948 Friday, October 10, 2014 8:20 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by dekka1948 Friday, October 10, 2014 8:20 PM
    • Proposed as answer by dekka1948 Friday, October 10, 2014 8:20 PM
    Thursday, August 21, 2014 11:54 AM