Dec 11, 2010

Enable or Disable Control Panel

If your friends, childrens or family members use your computer and you do not want them to change any system setting then best way for this is to disable Control Panel. To disable control panel you have to do some changes in Regisstry. Just follow these steps:

1). Go to Run and type regedit.
2). Now window will ask for your permission to continue Click on Continue
3). Now in registry editor window, Browse to given User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
4). Here create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value called NoControlPanel set the value to equal 1 to enable the restriction.
5). Now again browse to following System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
6). Follow step no 4 to create NoControlPanel dword key.
7). Exit registry editor.
Its done.
you may need to restart for the changes to take effect. This setting allows you to restrict user access to the Control Panel options and settings.

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