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Set Program Access and Computer Defaults - Enable or Disable

How to Enable or Disable the "Set Program Access and Computer Defaults" Page
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22 Dec 2010
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How to Enable or Disable the "Set Program Access and Computer Defaults" Page


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A program configuration specifies default programs for certain activities, such as Web browsing or sending e-mail, and which programs are accessible from the Start menu, desktop, and other locations.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability to open the Set Program Access and Computer Defaults page for all users in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

You will need to be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this tutorial.


EXAMPLE: "Set Program Access and Computer Defaults" Enabled and Disabled
NOTE: The Set Program Access and Computer Defaults link is in Default Programs from the Control Panel.
Set Program Access and Computer Defaults - Enable or Disable-example.jpg

Set Program Access and Computer Defaults - Enable or Disable-disabled.jpg



Set Program Access and Computer Defaults - Enable or Disable OPTION ONE Set Program Access and Computer Defaults - Enable or Disable
Using a REG File Download
1. To Enable "Set Program Access and Computer Defaults"
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Enable_Set_Program_Access_and_Computer_Defaults.reg
download
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Disable "Set Program Access and Computer Defaults"
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Disable_Set_Program_Access_and_Computer_Defaults.reg
download
3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the desktop.

4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

5. Click on Run, Yes (Windows 7) or Continue (Vista), Yes, and OK when prompted.

6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.






Set Program Access and Computer Defaults - Enable or Disable OPTION TWO Set Program Access and Computer Defaults - Enable or Disable
Through the Local Group Policy Editor
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 on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Control Panel, and Programs. (see screenshot below)
Set Program Access and Computer Defaults - Enable or Disable-gpedit-1.jpg
3. In the right pane, right click on Hide "Set Program Access and Computer Defaults" page and click on Edit. (see screenshot above)

4. To Enable "Set Program Access and Computer Defaults"
A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled. (see screenshot below step 6)
NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.

B) Go to step 6.
5. To Disable "Set Program Access and Computer Defaults"
A) Select (dot) Enabled. (see screenshot below step 6)
6. Click on OK. (see screenshot below)
Set Program Access and Computer Defaults - Enable or Disable-gpedit-2.jpg
7. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.
That's it,
Shawn







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