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Dell reinstall copy of Windows 8

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#1 jmtjet


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 05:21 PM

Do to the Trojan:Win32/Harasom.A and other malware it was necessary to reinstall Windows 8 using reinstall media supplied by Dell. After the reinstall I found that I could not access the group policy editor using the command gpedit.msc. Windows says "cannot find gpedit.msc" I've tried a couple of other ways to access the group policy editor, but no joy. I'm the admin so that's not it. Has any body ran into this before?



PS: I was trying to disable the lock screen.

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#2 dc3


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 01:05 PM

It look like gpedit.msc isn't a part of Windows 8 unless you are running the Pro version.  But apparently it can be replicated, check it out at Microsoft Support.

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:42 PM

  • assuming you could access group policy editor before the reinstall ,did you make sure you were using a elevated  command prompt when you tried to open GPE



off topic , to dC3 ,the groucho marx comment [I like it ] reminds me of one my unmarried uncle always said when asked why he never married .


any woman that would marry me would have to be crazy, and I ain't marring no crazy woman

Edited by caperjac, 24 March 2014 - 04:46 PM.

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