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Windows 7: Remove folder from "Turn Windows Features on or off" in control panel


07 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7/XP
 
 
Remove folder from "Turn Windows Features on or off" in control panel

I'm looking for a way to actually remove the folder for "Games" under "Turn Windows Features on or off" in Control panel. We need to completely remove the folder from the list so that our users can't just go in and re install the games. Thanks.

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07 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Do not give your users administrative power. Done.
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07 Jun 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Patio, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You will not be able to remove a item from being listed in Windows Features. However, only an administrator, or a standard user typing in the administrator's password, is able to turn on and off features.

You could make sure that all users, except your user account, is a standard account and not an administrator account to prevent them from being able to.

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Hope this helps,
Shawn
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07 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7/XP
 
 

Thank you for the help.
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07 Jun 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome.
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08 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You could always enable this setting in the Local Group Policy Editor.

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09 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7/XP
 
 

Thanks Dwarf, just what I was looking for.
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09 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You're welcome.

This method has the advantage of preventing other users from enabling and/or disabling many features which might compromise your system if not done correctly.
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