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Windows 7: Lost Control Panel Apps

15 Dec 2011   #1

win 7 64 ultimate
Lost Control Panel Apps

Somehow I managed to lose / delete a number of Control Panel Apps.
How can I replace them without a full Win7 reinstall ?
Thanks for any help !!!

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15 Dec 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hxl7 View Post
Somehow I managed to lose / delete a number of Control Panel Apps.
How can I replace them without a full Win7 reinstall ?
Thanks for any help !!!
If you have the win 7 dvd a repair install

Repair Install
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15 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

If you have Windows 7 Ultimate.

Go to Start / All Programs / Accessories / Run - type in "gpedit.msc" in the Run box that pops up.

Then click User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel.

Right click on Hide Specified Control Panel Items and select "Edit" or double click it, click Disabled.

Or to chose what you want to show and hide select Enabled and remove what you don't want, and leave what you do want, it doesn't have to be alphabetical.

Here is the original Control Panel:

Best Practice: How to show or hide Control Panel items in Windows 7 using Group Policy
How to hide or unhide the Control Panel icons

If you have Windows XP; TweakUI can change this for you: but this is the sevenforums not XPForums so enough of that.
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