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Windows 7: Windows Mobility Center - Enable or Disable


Windows Mobility Center - Enable or Disable

How to Enable or Disable Windows Mobility Center in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
29 May 2010
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How to Enable or Disable Windows Mobility Center in Windows 7 and Windows 8

information   Information
This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable all or specific users from being able to open Windows Mobility Center in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.


Note   Note
  • By default, the Windows Mobility Center feature is only available on laptops, notebooks, and tablet PCs. It is not available on desktop computers unless enabled.
  • Windows Mobility Center is not available in the Windows 7 Starter edition.
  • In Windows 7, Presentation Settings in Windows Mobility Center is only available in the Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, and Windows 7 Enterprise editions.
  • In Windows 8, Presentation Settings in Windows Mobility Center is only available in the Windows RT, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows 8 Enterprise editions.

EXAMPLE: Windows Mobility Center
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OPTION ONE
To Enable or Disable Windows Mobility Center using a REG File Download
1. To Enable Windows Mobility Center 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_Mobility_Center.reg
download
2. To Disable Windows Mobility Center for All Users
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Disable_Mobility_Center.reg
download
3. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

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





OPTION TWO
To Enable or Disable Windows Mobility Center 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 to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and Windows Mobility Center. (see screenshot below)
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3. In the right pane of Windows Mobility Center, double click/tap on Turn off Windows Mobility Center to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4. To Enable Windows Mobility Center
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 Windows Mobility Center
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 window.
That's it,
Shawn



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