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Windows 7: Hide Control Panel Item in Home Premium

25 Dec 2013   #1
Nemix

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Hide Control Panel Item in Home Premium

Hi,

Is there an alternative to hide Control Panel item/icons to gpedit in Home Premium other than deleting moving the .cpl files from the Windows/system32 folder?

I've looked around online and this is the best guide I could come up with for hiding Control Panel items using regedit however it does not work in Home Premium and I haven't tried it in Professional since it's so much easier to use gpedit in Professional to hide the Control Panel items.

Thanks,

Edit:

Missing link to reference guide...LOL:

However Brink's guide is better since there's no mistakes in that guide.


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25 Dec 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Nemix,

If you like, you could use Method Two in the tutorial below to hide a Control Panel icon in Registry Editor.

Control Panel - Hide Icon

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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25 Dec 2013   #3
Nemix

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Nevermind I got the regedit method to work, apprently of you follow the guide for the regedit method just name the new DWORD DisallowCpl instead of Disallow.Cpl which is a typo in the guide and give it the value of 1.



Edit:

Thanks Brink was typing while you posted, still working hard on Christmas Day...I found the problem to the guide and got it working, I can now hide Control Panel items on my Home Premium machines.
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25 Dec 2013   #4
msalton1

windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Just a thought, but couldn't you just rename the item's extension? i.e., firewall.cpl to firewall.cp_ ?
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25 Dec 2013   #5
Nemix

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thing is that not all the .cpl extensions are available for all the items in the Control Panel, I usually just name what ever I want to keep but not in use by adding .bk whatever the file it is.
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25 Dec 2013   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Nemix,

Great news, but the tutorial has DisallowCpl from what I see. I didn't spot any typos.
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25 Dec 2013   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

DisallowCpl
This is what I see in the Tutorial by Brink.
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