How to reset Local Group Policy settings in Windows 10

Like Registry Editor or Services Management Console (services.msc), Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) is a powerful system tool. Support you can easily customize the Windows operating system according to your usage needs.

Although on Windows 10 have Windows Settings and Control Panel window so you can customize and set up Windows. However, if you want to intervene in the system, you need to use tools like Registry Editor and Local Group Policy.

Reset Local Group Policy settings in Windows 10

Note: If you accidentally set it wrong, it may reduce the performance of Windows, or even cause a system error. Therefore, in this article, Uptowindows will guide you how to reset the settings of Local Group Policy to the default in Windows 10

It is estimated that there are more than 2000 settings that you can customize. I will show you the 2 easiest ways to reset Local Group Policy settings to their default.
2 cases: Do not remember where to set up? and still remember the history you just set.

Method 1: Reset Local Group Policy by intuitive interface

Use this method when you are both manipulating and remembering what you have just done. If too many settings, this is not a good way.

Step 1: First, access the Local Group Policy Editor by opening the Run dialog box (Windows + R) → entering the command gpedit.mscOK
In the Local Group Policy Editor window, navigate to the path:

Local Computer Policy\ Computer Configuration\ Administrative Templates\ All Settings

Here you can find over 2000 settings of system that I mentioned above, instead of having to search each directory.

How to determine if a setting has been modified is simple. Take a look at the State column

If a Policy has a State of Not configured, then it is already in the default state, not set. If it is either Enabled or Disabled, you may have edited it.

Step 2:

To reset a policy from either Enabled or Disabled to the original settings, just return it to Not Configured.

How to: Double click the name of the Policy you need to reset => then select Not Configured => click OK to finish.

Step 3: Restart computer

Method 2: Reset Local Group Policy by Command Prompt

Step 1: Use Windows + S key combination → Press Command Prompt → Right click and select Run Administrator

Step 2: Copy the code below one by one into Command Prompt

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

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

Step 3: Execute the command: gpupdate /force to apply the command to the reset process or restart Windows 10 for any changes to apply and take effect.


In addition to Windows 10 operating system, you can apply for other versions of Windows, for example Windows 7,8 or Windows 8.1, you do the same.

Hopefully after this article, you will have a better experience using Windows 10 and can master your computer system.

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