I have been using Windows for years. Apart from being highly user-friendly, it’s easy-to-use, doesn’t it?

I have a shared computer which all my family members use. Thanks to a simple feature, I make sure no one is able to mess around with the Control Panel or access to PC settings.

Once the access to the Control Panel programs and the PC settings has been disabled, if anyone tries to select a Control Panel item from the Properties item on a context menu, a message will appear on the screen saying the operation has been cancelled due to restriction.

How to Disable Control Panel in Windows 10

It’s a pretty handy feature as it provides you complete control over your computer as an administrator. Willing to find out how it works? Let’s cross over!

How to Prevent Access to Control Panel in Windows 10

You need to be signed in as an administrator to perform this task.

Step #1. First up, you need head over to the Search bar and type “gpedit.msc”.

Step #2. The “gpedit.msc” program will appear. You need to click on it to open it.

Step #3. Next, you will be taken to the “Local Policy Editor”. Now, go to “Administrative Templates” under the “User Configuration”.

Step #4. Next, you need to click on “Control Panel”.

Step #5. Up next, click on “Prohibit access to the Control Panel and PC settings”.

Step #6. Finally, you will have to click on “Enabled” radio button to turn off control panel.

That’s all there is to it! Now, you have successfully prohibited the access to the Control Panel and Settings.

Windows 10 is really nice. Have you upgraded your PC to it? If no, there is a way you can upgrade your computer to Windows 10 free of cost even now.

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