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Published on 05.19.09 by Brent Trahan

Hide Regional and Language Options

Learn how to hide the Regional and Language Options administrative options in Windows 7.

This policy removes the Administrative options from the Regional and Language Options control panel. Administrative options include interfaces for setting system locale and copying settings to the default user. This policy does not, however, prevent an administrator or another application from changing these values programmatically.

The policy is used only to simplify the Regional Options control panel.

If the policy is Enabled, then the user will not be able to see the Administrative options.

If the policy is Disabled or Not Configured, then the user will see the Administrative options.

Note that even if a user can see the Administrative options, other policies may prevent them from modifying the values.

Hide the Regional and Language Options Administrative Options

  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 Regional and Language Options in the left column of the Group Policy editor.


  3. Double-click Hide Regional and Language Options administrative options in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.


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