Last Updated on July 19, 2023 by Larious
If you have been using the Windows operating system, you will likely be aware of the Local Group Policy Editor. If you are not, Local Group Policy Editor is a setting that allows you to manage different types of Group Policies in the Windows operating system. Group policies serve as a way to manage different settings and configurations of the operating system in bulk.
In short and simple words, you can manage different types of system configurations and settings via the Local Group Policy Editor. The Local Group Policy Editor is mainly used by network administrators to enforce rules or settings on a computer within the network.
You can also manually enable or disable many system settings via the Local Group Policy Editor on Windows 11. Local Group Policy Editor is a powerful tool, and it can invite many problems if it lands in the wrong hands.
Regular Windows users often make many changes to the Local Group Policy without prior knowledge and end up inviting problems. Hence, if you just changed the Local Group Policy and encountered problems, you may like to revert your action.
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Best Ways Reset Local Group Policy Settings to Default on Windows 11
Since it’s not easy to remember all changes you have made on your computer, it’s best to reset the Local Group Policy Settings on Windows 11. Hence, in this article, we will share a step-by-step guide on resetting the Local Group Policy Settings on Windows 11. Let’s check out.
1. Reset Local Group Policy using the Group Policy Editor
You can use the Local Group Policy Editor itself to reset all Local Group Policy Settings. However, please note that this method will work only in a few editions of Windows – Pro, Enterprise, and Education. Here’s what you need to do.
1. Open Windows Search and type Local Group Policy Editor. On the search results, open the Edit Local Group Policy app.
2. When the Local Group Policy Editor opens, navigate to the following path:
Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > All Settings
3. On the State Column, double-click on the policies showing Enabled or Disabled.
4. Double-click on the policies showing its state as Enabled or Disabled and change it to Not Configured.
5. After that, click on the Apply button and Ok.
6. Now navigate to this path on the Local Group Policy Editor:
Local Computer Policy > User Configuration > Administrative Templates > All Settings
7. Now click on the State column on the right side. Double-click on the policies showing Enabled or Disabled and select the Not Configured option.
8. After making the changes, click on Apply and then on Ok.
That’s it! This is a lengthy way of resetting the Local Group Policy Settings to default on Windows 11.
2. Reset Group Policy settings to default with Command Prompt
Command Prompt can be used to reset group policy settings to default. This one is easier than the previous method. Here’s what you need to do.
1. Click on the Windows 11 search and type in Command Prompt.
2. Next, right-click on the Command Prompt and select the Run as Administrator option.
3. On the Command Prompt Window, copy & paste the command shared below and hit the Enter button.
RD /S /Q "%WinDir%System32GroupPolicyUsers" && RD /S /Q "%WinDir%System32GroupPolicy"
4. After executing the command, you need to copy & paste the given command and press the Enter button on your keyboard.
5. Now, you will see a success message that reads, “Computer Policy update has completed successfully. User Policy update has completed successfully”
That’s it! You are done. This will reset the Local Group Policy Settings on your new Windows 11 computer.
It’s pretty easy to reset the Local Group Policy Settings on Windowstem. However, only reset the Group Policy settings when there’s really a need. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also. If you have any doubts about this, let us know in the comment box below.