Reset group policies settings on windows 10 ?

Although Windows 10 users can find customization options in the Settings and Control Panel applications. But however when making changes to the options above, the user can use the Local Group Policy Editor.


Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) is an important part of the operating system, built during a long period of time to configure the settings on the entire computer or user account. However, in some cases when changing policy fails, enable or disable too many policy or configure a particular policy can cause many unwanted incidents on your computer. In this case, you can reset the Group Policy Objects (GPOs) to the state initial default settings will probably fix the error.
With Local Group Policy Editor you can configure a variety of personalized settings, system, network, …. A total of more than 2000 settings you can customize through the Local Group Policy Editor.

There are two ways to reset the Local Group Policy Editore status initial default settings.

Important note :

In the process of implementation errors can occur, so you should back up your system before you can make or create system restore points.

1. Reset all Group Policy using Local Group Policy Editor

  • Press Windows + R key combination to open the Run command window.
  • On the Run command window, type gpedit.msc and press Enter or click on OK to open the Local Group Policy Editor.
  • On the Local Group Policy Editor, you navigate on the key : Local Computer Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates- > All Settings
  • In the right pane, in the State section you can view the value is set to Enabled and Disabled.


  • Double-click each policy is triggered as Enabled or Disabled and change the value to Not configured.
  • Click OK, and perform the same steps for each policy.


If you want to change the settings in the User Configuration, you must perform the same steps as above, but to open the All Settings you have to access and follow the links below : Local Computer Policy -> User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> All Settings


2. Using Command Prompt

  • Press Windows + X key combination to open the Power User Menu, where you click on Command Prompt (admin) to open the Command Prompt window.
  • On the command prompt you to enter each statement below, then press Enter on:

RD / S / Q “% WinDir% \ System32 \ GroupPolicyUsers”

RD / S / Q “% WinDir% \ System32 \ GroupPolicy which comes”


  • Use the following command to restart your computer and complete the process : gpupdate / force

The above command will clear the archive folder Group Policy settings on your computer and Windows 10 will apply the original default settings.

Note that the above steps to set up Local reset. That means you can not use the steps on to a computer that is connected to a domain (domain) by Actve Directory.

If you use Windows 10 Home can not access the Local Group Policy Editor because the Local Group Policy Editor is only available on Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise and Education.

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