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.