Hide the “Add programs from Microsoft” option

Removes the “Add programs from Microsoft” section from the Add New Programs page. This setting prevents users from using Add or Remove Programs to connect to Windows Update. If you disable this setting or do not configure it “Add programs from Microsoft” is available to all users. This setting does not prevent users from using other tools and methods to connect to Windows Update. Note: If the “Hide Add New Programs page” setting is enabled this setting is ignored.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

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

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Control Panel -> Add or Remove 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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