Different ways to Reset all Local Group Policy settings on Windows 10

This article will show you two methods to reset all local group policy settings on your device. On Windows 10, the local group Policy editor is an important tool that helps you to adjust the system settings. Some changes in it can cause your PC to work abnormally but you can revert them to make your system work earlier state.

But what will you do if you forget the changes you have applied in the Group Policy editor. Luckily there is a method using which you can reset and revert the local group policy settings to their default values. Let us see how to do this in detail.

Ways to Reset all Local Group Policy settings on Windows 10

Here is how you can reset your Local Group Policy settings:

1] Through the Group Policy editor

While changing settings in Local Group Policy Editor, the default state of every policy is Not configured. This helps to classify the policies that you have modified. Here is how to do:

Reset System Configuration settings

Here are the detailed steps to reset the system configuration settings:

  • Press the Windows + R shortcut key to open the Run dialog box.
  • In the text box, type gpedit.msc and press enter to open the group policy editor window.
  • On the next screen, go along the following path:
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > All Settings
  • Now tap on the  State column header and check the policies that are Enabled or Disabled.

ways to Reset all Local Group Policy settings on Windows 10

  • Double click on one of the policies that are modified previously.

Different ways to Reset all Local Group Policy settings on Windows 10

  • In the popup window, choose the Not configured option.
  • Hit Apply.
  • Similarly, repeat the steps from 5 to 7 to reset other modified policies.
  • Finally, click on the OK button to save the changes.

2] Using Command Prompt

In case if you are not easy with the Group Policy, you can use some commands to reset the relevant settings. Here is how to do:

RD /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers" && RD /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy
  • This will reset all the Group Policy settings on your computer. Next, type the following command in the command prompt window –
gpupdate /force
  • Now press the enter key to update the changes in the Local Group Policy console.
  • After completion of the process, restart your system.

I hope this article helps you!