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Hide Add/Remove Windows Components page

Removes the Add/Remove Windows Components button from the Add or Remove Programs bar. As a result users cannot view or change the associated page. The Add/Remove Windows Components button lets users configure installed services and use the Windows Component Wizard to add remove and configure components of Windows from the installation files. If you disable this setting or do not configure it the Add/Remove Windows Components button is available to all users. This setting does not prevent users from using other tools and methods to configure services or add or remove program components. However this setting blocks user access to the Windows Component Wizard.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> Uninstall # NoWindowsSetupPage

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Control Panel -> Add or Remove Programs

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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