1. Joined : Nov 2016
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Anniversary 1607
       3 Weeks Ago #1

    Windows 10 Start Menu How Do I Remove "Settings


    Has anyone been able to remove "Settings" from the Windows 10 Start Menu?
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    I have deleted the "Settings.lnk" from C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs thinking that may work, it did not. Is there a GPO for this? We don't want our students attempting to access this. Someone suggested using the GPO to disable control panel, unfortunately that is not an option either.
    Thanks.
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  2.    3 Weeks Ago #2

    Right click Settings and click on "Unpin from Start".
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  3. Joined : Nov 2016
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Anniversary 1607
       3 Weeks Ago #3

    Doesn't work
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  4.    3 Weeks Ago #4

    Yep! You're right. I just tried it and doesn't work for me either.
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  5. Joined : Nov 2016
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Anniversary 1607
       3 Weeks Ago #5

    It also would need to be something I can apply to "all users" either by GPO/GPO Registry Hack.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,584
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       3 Weeks Ago #6

    Hello usgrcm,

    If you like, you could use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to disable access to the Control Panel and Settings for all users using a .reg file.

    Control Panel and Settings - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
    Last edited by Brink; 3 Weeks Ago at 14:10. Reason: updated link for new tutorial
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  7. Joined : Nov 2016
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Anniversary 1607
       3 Weeks Ago #7

    this won't work either. Basically:
    Settings From Starmenu=Gone
    But Control Panel=Keep
    They will still need to adjust screen resolutions. When the Control Panel is blocked, they cant adjust anything with the screen resolution.
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