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Prevent changes to hardware profiles settings (For Current User).

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

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

The “Hardware Profiles” tab enables to set up and store different hardware configurations. At startup, you can choose the profile you want to use.

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 “NoConfigPage” in the right panel.

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

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Disable the hardware profiles tab.Reg

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

Enable the hardware profiles tab.Reg

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

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

'Hardware Profile' tab is hidden in the 'System Properties' dialog.

'Hardware Profile' tab is visible by default in the 'System Properties' dialog.

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 "NoConfigPage".

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

Finally, set the value data as "1" and click 'OK'.

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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