Sometimes turning off the control panel is a good choice particularly when the Windows 7 PC is used by more than Â 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, typeÂ in Start menu search field and hit Enter key from keyboard:
Local Group Policy Editor will open.
In the window that opens click> > in theÂ left sided panel:
Now double-click option in the left hand pane:
Upon double click a Window will open and choose the option and save the changes:
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, type in Start menu search field and hit Enter key from keyboard:
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:
Name it asand set the Hexadecimal value to 1 after double clicking:
Click OK and Exit Regedit.Tagged With block control panel window 7 pro , disable control panel windows 7 home , How can I disable the control panel in windows 7 home , how to disable control panel in windows 7 64 bit , how to enable control panel on Win7 , Regedit Control Panel windows 7 , step by step enable control panel from regedit in win xp , Windows 7 Control Panel Menu disable