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Remove Control Panel Items
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:
Remove Control Panel Items

Open Regedit and go to:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\]
Add a key named Don't Load 
Next add String values within the "don't load" Key. You will use one String value for each control panel applet you want removed. For example, if I want to remove the System applet I will make a string value with the name sysdm.cpl and no value set and the System applet will no longer be available under the Control Panel.
To restore a full control Panel to default just delete the "don't load" key.

Here are the Windows XP Pro Control Panel applets:
System Properties = sysdm.cpl
Network Connections = ncpa.cpl
ODBC Administrator = odbccp32.cpl
Display Properties = desk.cpl
Add or remove programs = appwiz.cpl
Internet Properties = Inetcpl.cpl
Game Controllers = joy.cpl
Phone and modem Options = telephon.cpl
Time and Date Properties = timedate.cpl
Region and Language Options = intl.cpl
Power Options = powercfg.cpl
Mouse Properties = main.cpl
Accessibility Options = access.cpl
Add Hardware Wizard = hdwwiz.cpl
Sound and Audio Devices = mmsys.cpl
User Accounts = nusrmgr.cpl
Speech Properties = sapi.cpl

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
    it was good for windows items, but how about installed contral panel applets from other programs
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Great info for schools.
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
    told me exactly what i needed to know!
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
    why are they not all listed? particularly scheduled tasks, which i hate with a passion
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
    not enough direction. oversimplified
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
    To remove 3rd Party items from Control Panel, follow this advice:,97440/article.html
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
    I needed to know how to apply my delete on screen. Thanks for your help.
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Nice it actuly works relly well thank you ^_^
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
    How to delet an item from control panel? I want to remove windows-antivirus 2008 from controlpanel but it doesnt work.
  • Comment #10 (Posted by Ahsan Ali Memon)
  • Comment #11 (Posted by an unknown user)
    could not understand it
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