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Prevent the deletion of existing printers (For Current User).

This setting prevents deletion of existing local and network printers.

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
This setting prevents you from deleting a printer configured either on your system or at a network place. When you double-click “Printers and Faxes” in Control Panel, all the printers configured in your account are displayed. You can delete a printer, by using option to delete from the left panel or “File” menu or the option available at right-clicking the printer icon.

Important:
In Windows 98,Me and 2000, the icon is named “Printers”.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create a DWORD value “NoDeletePrinter”, if this value does not exist.

Now, right-click and modify the value to “1” which can prevent deletion of printers. However, if you want to enable back the deletion option, change the value to “0”.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Prevent user from deleting the Printer.reg

The ".reg" file can prevent a user to delete the printer.

Allow user to delete the Printer (Default).reg

The ".reg" file to allow a user to delete the printer.

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

The option to delete printer is turned off in the left panel or “File” menu or the option available at right-clicking the printer icon.

The option to delete printer is turned on in the left panel or “File” menu or the option available at right-clicking the printer icon.

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

Second, go to the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\] key and right-click in the open area to create a new DWORD value "NoDeletePrinter".

Third, right-click on the "NoDeletePrinter" DWORD value and click on 'Modify'.

Finally, enter the value "1" in the text box and click on '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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