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Hide the “System” icon in Control Panel.

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the "System" icon from the current applets group.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
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 and select Control Panel, Windows will open the Control Panel window. This setting can hide the "System" icon from the current applets list displayed in Control Panel.

The "System" icon provides you with information about your computer and enables you to modify preferences focusing on hardware, performance, security etc.

For this, go to Start > Run, enter "regedit" and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create a string value "sysdm.cpl" in "don’t load" sub key, if this value does not exist. Setting the Value Data to "No" will hide the "System" icon from the Control Panel.

The changes will take effect after a restart or logoff.

NOTE:
In the Control Panel window, the "System" icon is shown by default. If you'd like to show this icon again, you can delete the registry value name "sysdm.cpl".

Hide System applet in Control Panel.reg

The “.reg” file can hide “System” icon in the Control Panel window.

Show System applet in Control Panel (Default).reg

The “.reg” file can cause the “System” icon to reappear in the Control Panel window.

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

The icon "System" is hidden from the 'Control Panel' item list.

The "System" icon reappears in the 'Control Panel' window.

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

Second, go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\don't load\] and create a String Value "sysdm.cpl" by right-clicking in the open area.

Next, right-click on “sysdm.cpl” to modify its data value.

Finally, set the 'Value Data' as “No” in the textbox provided and click on ‘OK’.

Hide the “Accessibility Options” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Accessibility Options” system icon from the current applets group.

Hide the “Modems” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Modems” system icon from the current applets group.

Hide the “Scanners and Cameras” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Scanners and Cameras” system icon from the current applets group.

Hide the “Telephony” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Telephony” system icon from the current applets group.

Hide the “Add/Remove Programs” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Add/Remove Programs” system icon from the current applets group.

 
 
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