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Presentation Settings - Enable or Disable

How to Enable or Disable Presentation Settings in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
02 Aug 2010
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How to Enable or Disable Presentation Settings in Windows 7 and Windows 8

information   Information
Presentation settings are options on a laptop or desktop that you can apply when giving a presentation. When presentation settings are turned on, your laptop stays awake and system notifications are turned off. You can also turn off the screen saver, adjust the speaker volume, and change your desktop background image when presentation settings are turned on.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability of all or specific users to be able to turn on presentation settings in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Note   Note
In Windows 7, "Presentation Settings" is only available in the Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, and Windows 7 Enterprise editions.

In Windows 8, "Presentation Settings" is only available in the Windows RT, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows 8 Enterprise editions.


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OPTION ONE
To Enable or Disable Presentation Settings using a REG File Download
1. To Enable Presentation Settings for All Users
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Enable_Presentation_Settings.reg
download
2. To Disable Presentation Settings for All Users
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Disable_Presentation_Settings.reg
download
3. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

4. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

5. Click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK when prompted.

6. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply.

7. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



OPTION TWO
To Enable or Disable Presentation Settings using Group Policy
1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

2. In the left pane, click/tap on the arrow to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, then click/tap on Presentation Settings. (see screenshot below)
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3. In the right pane of Presentation Settings, double click/tap on Turn off Windows presentation settings to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4. To Enable Presentation Settings
A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Disabled. (see screenshot below step 6)
NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.

B) Go to step 6.
5. To Disable Presentation Settings
A) Select (dot) Enabled. (see screenshot below step 6)
6. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
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7. Close the Local Group Policy Editor.
That's it,
Shawn






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