Desktop Tab Missing from Display Properties

  Barnacarry 16:37 30 Jan 2006

I am running Windows XP Home and I have lost the above tab and understand that I may be able to fix it by going to "gpedit.msc" in the line of Run, on the Start Menu. Unfortunately, it can't be found. Is there anywhere I could download this file and, if so, in which folder would it go?

  recap 16:47 30 Jan 2006

GPEDIT.MSC (Group Policy Editor) isn't available on XP Home Edition, partly because XP Home cannot join a domain by design. Although the tool is designed to be used in an Enterprise environment running Active Directory, all it really does is making registry entries. So, the best alternative is to edit the registry using Regedit. Be aware that editing the registry incorrectly can make your system unbootable or cause other issues, so proceed carefully before diving in!

  chub_tor 16:48 30 Jan 2006

XP home does not have the Group Policy Editor gpedit.msc it's only on the pro version.

You could try running sfc /scannow and check the system files.

  Barnacarry 16:57 30 Jan 2006

Well, I found the only instance of GPEDIT.MSC in -
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-436374069-1708537768-842925246-1004\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars\{C4EE31F3-4768-11D2-BE5C-00A0C9A83DA1}\FilesNamedMRU - 000 REG_SZ gpedit.msc...
but I can't edit anything. Is there some software that I can download as this seems such such a stupid thing to go wrong.

  VoG II 17:06 30 Jan 2006

Line 128 right hand column click here

  Barnacarry 17:21 30 Jan 2006

Thank you very much,VoG™. It worked perfectly. I've had this problem for months and just looking at a bare blue screen was starting to drive me nuts. I am saving that file', just in case! Cheers.

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