Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: I want to disable regedit, gpedit, and device manager

16 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
I want to disable regedit, gpedit, and device manager

I want to disable regedit, gpedit, and device manager. I did that in the current user registry key..But how to disable in the Local Machine key???

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Hi hit and welcome to W7 Forums

In exactly the same way, only you need to invoke regedit to run with administrative privileges. The question is: Why?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2011   #3

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot

I'm also curious as to why...
My System SpecsSystem Spec

17 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

thanks all
Am developing an application that disables detecting mass storage devices.Developing this application needs disabling such tasks to avoid advanced users, which are logged as standard accounts,from accessing regedit.So, my application must run only using the admin account, and disable these tasks for all the other standard accounts..this is the reason and thanks in advance
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195

First things first, your specs says you have Home Premium, which at the first place doesn't have gpedit.msc anyway so you're good on that part.

Regedit - Enable or Disable - Vista Forums

And for Device Manager, quoting TechNet (

Ability to disable: You cannot disable Device Manager, but you can use Control Panel or Group Policy to prevent hardware wizards from searching for drivers on Windows Update. Alternatively, you can turn off all access to Windows Update
You can also add the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\mmc.exe
Name (String): Debugger
Value: <none>
This potentially disables ALL mmc items from functioning. To undo, simply delete the mmc.exe key.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 I want to disable regedit, gpedit, and device manager

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
shortcut to enable or disable device in device manager
hi i would like to know i would like to enable or disable a device from device manager without opening device manger is there maybe a script or a shortcut
Hardware & Devices
How can i disable a gpedit?
How can i disable a gpedit?:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
General Discussion
Disable dropshadows from windows in REGEDIT
Hello lads! First post here SevenForums have helped me a lot in the past and I hope this time aswel. I would like to disable dropshadows from Windows 7 windows in REGEDIT. I want to do this in REGEDIT because our System Administrator has disabled most of the options, except REGEDIT. I...
The button for "Disable" a driver in Device Manager is disable
Hello all, I have a Windows 7 enterprise computer in a Windows domine, the problem is that I'm trying to disable the touchpad mouse of my computer but when I go to Device manager and see the properties of the Mouse Driver the button "Disable" is disable, I think that is something with domain...
Hardware & Devices
Disable UAC for specific apps? (regedit.exe)
Whenever I start regedit, I get the UAC popup. Rather than disabling UAC entirely on my system (Win7 Pro 64-bit), can I also disable UAC for specific apps, in my case regedit.exe?
System Security
Device Manager MMC Snap-in - Enable or Disable
How to Enable or Disable the Device Manager MMC Snap-in This will show you how to enable or disable all users on the computer from being able to open and view the Device Manager MMC snap-in window in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. You will need to be logged in as an administrator to be...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:32.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App