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Prevent changes to hardware device settings (For All Users).

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

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me
You can prevent changes to hardware device settings using the “Display” system icon from the current applets list displayed in the Control Panel. This can be done by hiding the tab “Device Manager” from the “System Properties” dialog box.

Windows “Device Manager” tab enables you to see all hardware devices and get information about their state.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. If the subkey “\System” does not exist, create it as explained below. Then, create a DWORD value “NoDevMgrPage” at both the HKEY_CURRENT_USER and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE registry paths.

Now, right-click and modify their values to “1” which can prevent changes to hardware profiles settings. However, if you want to enable the tab, change the value data to “0” or delete the added values.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Hide the system icon Device Manager Page from control panel.reg

The '.reg' file can prevent changes to hardware device settings.

Show the system icon Device Manager Page from control panel (Default).reg

The '.reg' file can enable changes to hardware device settings.

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

'Device Manager' tab is hidden from the 'System Properties' dialog box.

'Device Manager' is visible by default in the 'System Properties' dialog box

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

Second, go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\] and create a new key as "System".

Create a new 'DWORD value' as "NoDevMgrPage".

Right Click on "NoDevMgrPage" and select 'Modify'.

Finally, set the value data as "1" and click 'OK'. Once you are done, follow the above steps to make similar changes on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE registry path.

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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