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By fatbrian ·
I had to disable my son's laptop for use in an exam and I used the Group Policy Manager to set the computer to only run Microsoft Word, which worked fine, but now I want to switch back but I can't run gpedit because I've told the computer to only run word and that's all it will run. Any Ideas?

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by CG IT In reply to Group Policy undo proble ...

humm group policy is an Active Directory componet. If you created a group policy object added that computer to that GPO, you have to 1. have the computer connected to the network, 2. log as an administrator or have rights to edit group policy object. 3. open up the Group Policy MMC and then the GP you created, remove the computer from the GPO, [then I would delete that GPO] log off then back on to have the default group policy applied, [provided that the change you made wasn't to the default group policy. [or you can wait until the next AD/GP refresh takes place].

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by fatbrian In reply to

Sorry but this is a stand alone laptop. Its running XP Prof. which is why I could access the group policy screens. I have found that I can open regedit from the comand screen in safe mode but not gpedit.

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by mfischer In reply to Group Policy undo proble ...

I saw that this machine isn't a member of a domain. The only thing that I can think of is to restart the machine and go into safe mode. Log in locally with admin rights, and then fix the gp. To enter safe mode F8 when you see the little white bars at the bottom of the screen.

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