How to reset Local Group Policy Settings in Windows 10

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The Local Group Policy Editor is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that provides a single user interface through which all the settings of Local Group Policy objects (GPOs) can be managed.

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There are couple of reasons your default Local Group Policy settings been changed. Do you want to revert your changes? How to reset all those Group Policy to their default? Let’s follow us on this tutorial.

No doubt, Windows is the most powerful operating system for corporate and enterprise users. In Windows 10, most of the customization options can be found in Settings screen. More advance settings for Windows available at Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc), this is especially useful for IT professionals.

Beautiful of gpedit.msc is it can implement specific configuration global on your computer or user accounts. IT Professional and tech-savvy have been using this tool for long time ago in the professional version of Windows. Local Group Policy will amend from time to time, a wrong policy might cause unwanted behavior on your PC. Policy conflict will caused unwanted behavior to your PC as well. It might not the best solution, but resetting the Group Policy Objects (GPOs) to their default settings is always the best idea.

How to reset Group Policy Objects (GPOs)

In Local Group Policy Editor, you can configure over 2000 settings from Personalization setting, System setting to Networking settings and much more. By default, all Group Policy objects are in “Not configured” state. This means that those other than “Not configured” is customized setting.

Important: It is always a good idea to make a full backup of your system or at least create a system restore point to rollback your alterations, in case something go wrong.

1. Hit Windows Logo + R
2. Type gpedit.msc > Hit Enter
3. Browse to “Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > All Settings
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4. On the right site of Local Group Policy Editor > Sort by State
5. Double Click those Enabled and Disabled > change its state to Not Configured > OK
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6. Repeat step 5 for all Enabled and Disabled
7. You sort by State again, All Not Configured means reset all to Default Setting DONE
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