How to disable control panel in Windows 7

Download PDF

Sometimes turning off the control panel is a good choice particularly when the Windows 7 PC is used by more than  one user and you do not want anything to be reconfigured.

The trick to disable the control panel in Windows 7 is very easy, just follow these steps:

 

This first method is for Windows 7 Ultimate and Professional users. Group Policy Editor does not exist lower than these versions of Windows 7. If you are Windows 7 Home (or lower) user, skip this and follow the second method.

 

Click the Start button , type  gpedit.msc in Start menu search field and hit Enter key from keyboard:

 

How to disable control panel in Windows 7

 

Local Group Policy Editor will open.

In the window that opens click User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel in the  left sided panel:

 

How to disable control panel in Windows 7-1
Now double-click Prohibit access to the Control Panel option in the left hand pane:

 

How to disable control panel in Windows 7-2
Upon double click a Window will open and choose the option Enabled and save the changes:

 

How to disable control panel in Windows 7-3

Control Panel will disappear from everywhere in your Windows 7 PC.
Note: To re-enable access to the control panel you must follow the steps above, but in step 6 again choose Disabled or Not Configured and save the changes.

No restart is required for any steps.

 

Group Policy Editor does not exist in Windows 7 Home Premium or lower. If you are Windows 7 Home (or lower) user, use this method.

 

Click the Start button , type regedit in Start menu search field and hit Enter key from keyboard:

 

How to disable control panel in Windows 7 Home Premium

Accept the security prompt and Windows Registry Editor will open.

Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Right click on the right handed pane and New > 32 Bit Dword value:

 

How to disable control panel in Windows 7 Home Premium-1

 

Name it as NoControlPanel and set the Hexadecimal value to 1 after double clicking:

 

How to disable control panel in Windows 7 Home Premium-2

 

Click OK and Exit Regedit.

Signature

Searched Terms:

remove contraol panel from wi7 professional, block control panel in windows 7 home premium, windows 7 disable control panel per user, remove acsess to controlpanel windows7, no control panel when clicking start button win 7, My Control Panel Windows 7, how to unrestrict control panel in windows 7, how to cancel contol panel window, how to block control panel in windows 7 home premium, hide control panel windows 8 home edition
0saves

Here’s what we’ve got for you which might like :

Also, we have YouTube Videos and Apple iTunes Podcast Channel (the link will open iTunes App on Mac).

Additionally, performing a search on this website can help you.

Take The Conversation Further ...

We'd love to know your thoughts on this article.
Meet the Author over on Google+ or Twitter to join the conversation right now!

If you want to Advertise on our Article or want Business Partnership, you are invited to Contact us.

Contact Us