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Windows 7: hide the parental controls applet in the control panel


09 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
hide the parental controls applet in the control panel

I've been trying to hide the parental controls applet in the control panel.
(actually there are several other applets I would like to hide, but I started with this one.) I've been trying to do this for well over an hour and I can't believe it is so difficult. First I tried using the group policy editor. (Even though windows 7 home does have gpedit, I found a site where you can download it). I found the relevant section to disable specific applets but nothing I typed in seemed to work. It would sure be nice if you could just select the applets from a menu ... but no, you have got to type something in. I've seen some advise that it has to be a microsoft control name, but I have yet to find a definitive list. Or perhaps a .cpl file name is needed, but I can't even find the cpl file name that is associated with this particular applet. I've also tried to do the same thing using the registry but ran into similar problems. Sometimes I feel like pinning for good old windows XP. Powertoys made such things sooo easy Alas, powertoys does not run on windows 7 (as far as I know). There is a somewhat similar "Ultimate Win Teaker", but it doesn't have a section for control panel applets.

~Paul

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09 Jul 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Paul,

This may be able to help you hide the icons that you want to in the Control Panel.

Control Panel - Hide Icon - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Paul,
This may be able to help you hide the icons that you want to in the Control Panel.
Control Panel - Hide Icon - Vista Forums
Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks Shawn, that link was more clear than most instructions I saw since it told me exactly what to type into GPedit or into the registry. First I tried the GPedit approach but I could not get it to work at all. Attached is a screen shot of my entry ... perhaps someone can see what I did wrong. My second attempt (using the regedit approach) was more fiddly, but at least it worked

~Paul
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09 Jul 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Paul. That's great news.

Since you have Home Premium, that would most likely be the reason why group policy may not have worked. Most of the attempts to get group policy to run in these editions fail or do not work properly.
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09 Jul 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

The Gpedit Installer that davehc made worked great to get the GP Editor working on my Home Premium x64

A Guy
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