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The System properties can be accessed by right-clicking (My) Computer and selecting Properties. From here, you may change vital system settings. To disable access to these options, follow this guide.

This guide is included as part of the Windows Guides security and administration series. Please visit the main page if you would like to learn why this guide may be useful.

Please Note: This guide involves the use of the Group Policy Editor, which is not included with Vista Home Premium/Basic or Windows XP Home. If this is the first time you are using the Group Policy Editor, read this guide.

Unfortunately I do not know how to do this tweak using only the registry. If you know how, please contact me.

Disabling Access to System Properties

  • Start Group Policy Editor (Start > Run > “gpedit.msc”)
  • In the left panel, go to Desktop
  • In the right panel, enable Remove Properties from the My Computer context menu


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  • ellie

    MY COMPUTER IS PLAYING UP BUT I DONT KNOW WHY IT KEEPS ON FREZING AND IS SLOWING DOWN AND ITS ONLY 2 YEARS OLD. wHAT DO I DO?

  • ellie

    MY COMPUTER IS PLAYING UP BUT I DONT KNOW WHY IT KEEPS ON FREZING AND IS SLOWING DOWN AND ITS ONLY 2 YEARS OLD. wHAT DO I DO?

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  • ellie

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  • Rich

    Ellie, let me know if you have any other problems. Seems like you got things working again. I’ll take a look at your computer tomorrow and see if I can make some changes that will help for the future.

    You can also take a look at my book and try some of the performance enhancing tricks there.

  • Ellie, let me know if you have any other problems. Seems like you got things working again. I’ll take a look at your computer tomorrow and see if I can make some changes that will help for the future.

    You can also take a look at my book and try some of the performance enhancing tricks there.


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