add a key named "don't load" (minus the quotes of course) 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, I want to remove the "System" applet once I configure my Paging File to Performance settings as well as Restore functions and more - 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