Prevent users from customizing their Start Screen

This policy setting allows you to prevent users from changing their Start screen layout. If you enable this setting you will prevent a user from selecting an app resizing a tile pinning/unpinning a tile or a secondary tile entering the customize mode and rearranging tiles within Start and Apps. If you disable or do not configure this setting you will allow a user to select an app resize a tile pin/unpin a tile or a secondary tile enter the customize mode and rearrange tiles within Start and Apps.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> Explorer # NoChangeStartMenu

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Start Menu and Taskbar


* 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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