= Problem: You Cannot Find Gpedit in Windows 8: If you can rule out a typo, and you remembered that .msc extension, then the most likely reason you cannot see Microsoft's Windows 8 gpedit.msc is that you have the Home Premium Edition. There has to be some benefit in paying the extra for the Windows 8 Ultimate, or Professional, and getting the Local Group Policy Editor is one of them. If you cannot get a copy of gpedit.msc, one work-around would be to call for Regedit and change the setting in the registry.
I suspect that unless you have Windows 8 Pro, then gpedit isn't there - just like it wasn't in Windows 7 Home Premium or Starter. You can replicate it however with this information: https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=e60ce3038809e993&action=CreateFolder#!/view.aspx?cid=E60CE3038809E993&resid=E60CE3038809E993%2110554&app=Excel
a gpedit.msc http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0oGdVdRzXVO2nMAVXil87UF?fr=sfp&fr2=&iscqry=&p=gpedit.msc
The Group Policy Editor is only available in Windows 8 Pro. Press the WinKey+R to display the Run dialog. Type winver and click OK. This will show the version you are using.