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Published on 05.14.09 by Brent Trahan

Disable the Display Control Panel

Learn how to disable the Display Control Panel in Windows 7.

If you enable this setting, the Display Control Panel does not run. When users try to start Display, a message appears explaining that a setting prevents the action.

Disable the Display Control Panel

  1. Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.

    Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Control Panel, and then select Display in the left column of the Group Policy editor.

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  3. Double-click Disable the Display Control Panel in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.

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Now when you go to the Display Control Panel all settings are disabled.

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