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Disable updating Microsoft products from Add/Remove Programs

This setting can disable the feature to update Microsoft product and services using Add/Remove Programs wizard.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
This setting can disable the feature to update Microsoft product and services using Add/Remove Programs wizard.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. If the subkey “\Uninstall” is not present, create it as explained below. Then, create a Dword value “NoAddFromInternet” in the right panel.

Now, right-click and modify its value to “1” which can disable the option in the wizard. However, if you want to enable the option back, change the value data to “0” or delete the added value.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Disable add programs from Microsoft option.reg

The '.reg' file can disable updates from Microsoft.

Enable add programs from Microsoft option (default).reg

The '.reg' file shows the option to update Microsoft products and services.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

‘Add programs from Microsoft ’ is disabled under the ‘Add or Remove Programs’ tab.

‘Add programs from Microsoft ’ is enabled under the ‘Add or Remove Programs’ tab by default.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies \], key and create a new key with the name "Uninstall" under "Policies".

Now, right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "NoAddFromInternet" in "Uninstall" key.

Next, right-click on "NoAddFromInternet" and click on 'Modify'.

Finally, enter the value "1" (Base Hexadecimal) without quotation in the text box and click on 'OK'.Once you are done. Exit from registry. After a restart or logoff, the changes take effect.

Disable access to the “Users” system icon (For Current User in Win 98/Me).

Category : Display > Control Panel

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting you can disable the access to the “Users” system icon from the current applets group.

Disable access to the “Users” system icon (For All Users in Win 98/Me).

Category : Display > Control Panel

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting you can disable the access to the “Users” system icon from the current applets group.

Disable the ability to change password (For Current User).

Category : Display > Control Panel

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting you can disable the ability to change password using “Passwords” system icon in the current applets group.

Disable the ability to change password (For All Users).

Category : Display > Control Panel

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting you can disable the ability to change password using “Passwords” system icon in the current applets group.

Prevent changes to virtual memory settings (For Current User).

Category : Display > Control Panel

With this setting you can prevent changes to the default virtual memory settings using the “Display” system icon in Control Panel.

 
 
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