Windows could not connect to the Group Policy Client service (non-Admin accounts)

So, after having done an in-place upgrade from Windows 7 Prof to Windows 7 Ultimate, I could no longer log in with my unelevated-user-account. My Admin account worked fine. 

I was presented with this horrific screen:


The answer for me was a missing registry key and some configuration--adapted from the source article below. In my case, GPSvcGroup was missing in the Svchost key and then the actual key was missing too with the 2 registry values needed.

Below is a summary of the SVCHOST tree changes needed:



    GPSvcGroup (Key)
        AuthenticationCapabilities DWORD 0x3020 (12320)
        CoInitializeSecurityParam  DWORD 1

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2018-07-30 15_01_04-Registry Editor

How to disable driver signature enforcement in windows 10 permanently

1- Open an elevated command prompt instance.

2- Type/paste the following text: bcdedit.exe /set nointegritychecks on
                                  bcdedit.exe -set loadoptions DISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS ON

3- Restart Windows 10.

Windows 10 God Mode

Create New Folder and name it:    GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}