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HIDE Control Panel Settings in Windows 10

Disabling the Control Panel and Settings interface is a pretty easy way to make sure the settings on a computer don’t get changed by accident. You could restrict total access to both, Control Panel and Settings, but if that isn’t an ideal solution, on Windows 10, it’s possible to use the Local Group Policy Editor and the Registry to hide only those settings you don’t want users to change.

You must be signed in as and administrator to be able to enable or disable the Control Panel.

Use the Windows key + R keyboard shortcut to open the Run command. Type gpedit.msc and click OK to open the Local Group Policy Editor.
Browse the following path:

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel

Next, select the ‘Control Panel’ item and choose the ‘Hide specified control panel Items‘ option.

On being taken to a new window, check ‘Enabled’. Then, show list of disallowed Control Panel items > Add > Folder Options > OK > Apply > OK.

To show only specific settings on Control Panel using Group Policy, do the following:

On the right side, double-click the Show specified Control Panel items policy.

Select the Enabled option.
Under “Options,” click the Show button.

The Control Panel and Settings interface should no longer be accessible to the user. To reverse the change later, just go back to the same “Prohibit access to Control Panel and PC settings” item and change its setting back to “Not Configured.”

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