How to Enable or Disable Control Panel in Windows 10

There are functions or options that some operating systems have that despite the passing of the years and the different versions, are still maintained over time. This is the case, in Windows 10 of the control panel, which although we do not see it as before, it still remains.

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In the following article, we will teach you how easy it will be for you to  activate or deactivate the control panel in Windows 10, step by step.

If you are familiar with the use of keyboard shortcuts , you should know how to access this control panel, through the key combination. In this case we are going to press the Win + I key or we can also access it through the start menu. But apparently this control panel is going to disappear thanks to the Configuration Page .

You may already realize how much tuning has migrated to the settings page, but it still remains in the control panel. Having in this way two different places to make the same adjustment in the system. For example, you can activate or deactivate hibernate mode in Windows 10 from here .

How to enable or disable the control panel in Windows 10

Ok and you will tell me that you already know all this and that what you want is to know how to activate or deactivate the control panel in Windows 10. Since you do not want to create another account, but you also do not want another person to use the PC, access to the control panel. And then you can make changes to the system configuration and this is what you want to avoid.

Well, this like everything in life is easy to do, you just didn’t know that Windows 10 offers an option to enable or disable the control panel and the settings window. And to carry out this task we will do it through Group Policy or also by using the Windows Registry tool .

Let’s first start to enable or disable control panel in Windows 10 from group policy. To do this you must go to the search field and write Local Group Policy Editor. Then you must press the Enter key, now you must follow the following path User Configuration > Administrative Templates> Control Panel.

Now go to the right part of the window to find and double-click on Prohibit access to control panel policy and PC settings. In this way its properties will be opened, now the next step is to select the option Activated in this way the control panel and configuration will be deactivated and finally we click on Apply.

If you want to activate the control panel and settings again, go to this same address and choose the Not configured option and then click Apply. We will now explain how to do this but from the registry.

How to activate or deactivate the control panel from the registry

To use the activation or deactivation by this method, we will go to the search bar and type Regedit and then press the Enter key. The next thing you should do is follow in the window that the following path will appear HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoft WindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer

You will position yourself with the cursor on the right side and in a blank place you must right click, click again. Then click on the DWORD Value (32 bits) and you will name it No ControlPanel . Now you must double clip there and then you must configure your Value 1 data so that you can deactivate the control panel and settings.

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Exit this window and you are ready, try to follow the instructions given here to the letter, so that you do not have any problems when making these settings. And in this way you can very easily  enable or disable the control panel in Windows 10.

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