Download and Fix gpedit.CHM

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing gpedit.CHM files. Situations like that can occur, for example, during a software installation process. Each software program requires certain resources, libraries, and source data to work properly. Corrupted or nonexistent gpedit.CHM file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

gpedit.CHM file Compiled HTML Help. The file was developed by Microsoft for use with Windows software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of gpedit.CHM related errors on your device. You can also download gpedit.CHM file compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename gpedit.CHM
File extension CHM
Type Compiled HTML Help
Description Compiled HTML Help
Program Windows 8
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 8
MIME type application/x-chm
Language cod English (U.S.)

There are various types of errors related to gpedit.CHM file. gpedit.CHM file may be located in wrong file directory on your device, may not be present in the system, or may be infected with malicious software and therefore not work correctly. Below is a list of most common error messages related to gpedit.CHM file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • gpedit.CHM is corrupted
  • gpedit.CHM cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - gpedit.CHM
  • gpedit.CHM file error
  • gpedit.CHM file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register gpedit.CHM file:
  • gpedit.CHM file could not be loaded
  • gpedit.CHM file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because gpedit.CHM file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to gpedit.CHM can be addressed in various ways. Some methods are meant only for advanced users. If you don't have confidence in your skills, we suggest consulting a specialist. Fixing gpedit.CHM file errors should be approached with utmost caution for any mistakes can result in unstable or unproperly working system. If you have the necassary skills, please proceed.

gpedit.CHM file errors can be caused by various factors, so its is beneficial to try to fix them using various methods.

Step 1: Scan your computer for any malicious software

Virus Scan

Windows files are commonly attacked by malicious software that prevents them from working properly. First step in addressing problems with gpedit.CHM file or any other Windows system files should be scanning the system for malicious software using an antivirus tool.

If by any chance you don't have any antivirus software installed on your system yet, you should do it immediately. Unprotected system is not only a source of file errors, but, more importantly, makes your system vulnerable to many dangers. If you don't know which antivirus tool to choose, consult this Wikipedia article – comparison of antivirus software.

Step 2: Update your system and drivers.

Windows Update

Installing relevant Microsoft Windows patches and updates may solve your problems related to gpedit.CHM file. Use dedicated Windows tool to perform the update.

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "Windows Update" in the search field
  3. Choose the appropriate software program (name may vary depending on your system version)
  4. Check if your system is up to date. If any unapplied updates are listed, install them immediately.
  5. After the update has been done,restart your computer in order to complete the process.

Beside updating the system, it is recommended that you install latest device drivers, as drivers can influence proper working of gpedit.CHM or other system files. In order to do so, go to your computer or device producer's website where you will find information regarding latest driver updates.

Step 3: Use System File Checker (SFC) tool

System File Checker

System File Checker is a Microsoft Windows tool. As the name suggests, the tool is used for identyfing and addressing system file related errors, including those related to gpedit.CHM file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the gpedit.CHM file with properly working version. To use the tool:

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "cmd" in the search field
  3. Locate "Command Prompt" result – don't run it yet:
  4. Click the right mouse button and select "Run as Administrator" option
  5. Type "sfc /scannow" in console prompt to start the program and follow the instructions

Step 4: Restoring Windows system

Windows Recovery

Another approach is to restore system to previous state, before the gpedit.CHM file error occured. In order to restore your system, follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "System Restore" in the search field
  3. Start the system restore tool – it's name may differ depending on version of the system
  4. The application will guide you through the process – read the messages carefully
  5. After the process has finished, restart your computer.

If all the above-mentioned methods failed and the gpedit.CHM file problem has not been resolved, proceed to the next step. Remember that the following steps are intended only for advanced users.

Download and replace gpedit.CHM file

The last solution is to manually download and replace gpedit.CHM file in appropriate folder on the disk. Select file version compatible with your operating system and click the "Download" button. Next, go to your web browser's "Downloaded" folder and copy the downloaded gpedit.CHM file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of gpedit.CHM file example directory paths.

  • Windows 8: C:\Windows\Help\mui\0409\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\Help\mui\0409\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\Help\mui\0409\
  • Windows XP: C:\WINDOWS\Help\

If the steps did not solve your gpedit.CHM file problem, you should consult a professional. A probability exists that the error(s) might be device-related and therefore should be resolved at the hardware level. A fresh operating system installation might be necessary – a faulty system installation process can result in data loss.

File versions list

Filename gpedit.CHM
System Windows 8
File size 33202 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 7372d7252807727f011b4bf19951a01d
SHA1 090eb6cdd014de9635972914b3999ac28c6530e2
SHA256 0535519898c06818b279f899a5cac5c13c4b5df24b01c16a9d86c21ca304029b
CRC32 29ad70f2
Example file location C:\Windows\Help\mui\0409\
Filename gpedit.CHM
System Windows 7
File size 44457 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 28e6df399f4dc4f4d848f3781c1cb4da
SHA1 b449a05cc6afe19fb004f24180ad51143768dfe7
SHA256 e288d2298ce4ec6e9a6be2984e8830c8399ac2a37a165ff022b88d876cdb67d6
CRC32 56236d5a
Example file location C:\Windows\Help\mui\0409\
Filename gpedit.CHM
System Windows Vista
File size 37005 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 118a95b9f275f36f010a9c88583bbfe4
SHA1 741e2875b07472dbc78a54dc2daf22e641f354b9
SHA256 33666554e5d873db71d82daad06ac8d31651fc21f3d22dea3d8311b4c2bf4459
CRC32 34dccc62
Example file location C:\Windows\Help\mui\0409\
Filename gpedit.CHM
System Windows XP
File size 21160 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 66db3113e0bf4a58082e964a2829df15
SHA1 6405ee1873a6bdbacc1bf3869c430786c9c4b513
SHA256 641e46111458c2f15d5f35a1539da5dc0fb4e712940a37e06747f752f4b74d29
CRC32 81768980
Example file location C:\WINDOWS\Help\