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Prohibit access to “Control Panel” (All Users).

This setting disables the display of “Control Panel” inside the Start menu and Windows Explorer as well as turns off its functionality.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Control Panel is a repository of various applets/administrative tools that can be used to configure the Windows, applications, and services environment. If you go to “Start > Settings” menu and select “Control Panel”, Windows will open the Control Panel window.

This setting can hide the “Control Panel” item in the Start menu and Windows Explorer as well as turns off executing Control Panel from Run menu.

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

Now, right-click and modify the value to “1” which can turn off Control Panel’s functioning. However, if you want to make Control Panel function, change the value data to “0” or delete the value.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Hide Control Panel from Start Menu.reg

The '.reg' file can disable "Control Panel".

Show Control Panel in Start Menu (Default).reg

The '.reg' file can enable "Control Panel".

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

'Control Panel' is disabled from the Start menu.

'Control Panel' is visible by default in the Start menu.

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

Go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion \Policies\Explorer\] , right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "NoControlPanel" in "Explorer" key.

Next, right-click on "NoControlPanel" 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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