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Published on 05.20.09 by Brent Trahan

Remove Properties from the Computer Icon Context Menu

Learn how to remove the properties from the computer icon context menu in Windows 7.

If you enable this setting, the Properties option will not be present when the user right-clicks My Computer or clicks Computer and then goes to the File menu. Likewise, Alt-Enter does nothing when Computer is selected.

If you disable or do not configure this setting, the Properties option is displayed as usual.

Remove Properties from the Computer Icon Context Menu

  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, and then select Desktop in the left column of the Group Policy editor.

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  3. Double-click Remove Properties from the Computer icon context menu in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.

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