Hide “Programs and Features” page

This setting prevents users from accessing “Programs and Features” to view uninstall change or repair programs that are currently installed on the computer. If this setting is disabled or not configured “Programs and Features” will be available to all users. This setting does not prevent users from using other tools and methods to view or uninstall programs. It also does not prevent users from linking to related Programs Control Panel Features including Windows Features Get Programs or Windows Marketplace.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> Programs # NoProgramsAndFeatures

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Control Panel -> Programs


* 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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