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Regedit and control panel

How to avoid anybody to open the regedit and the control panel?
I want only the system administrator can do that but how?

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Open your registry and find the key below. [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value called 'NoControlPanel' set the value to equal '1' to enable the restriction. Exit your registry, you may need to restart for the changes to take effect.

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My keyoard delays typing

This is a very odd issue, but not hard at all to fix. I had a similar issue in Windows XP. Now first of all, as with all of those weird and unusual Windows problems, it leads to the Windows Registry. Now, first a little disclaimer:

Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Now on with the issue at hand.

First of all, open regedit by one of the following actions:

Windows XP/2003/2000 Users: Open the Start Menu and click on "Run." Then type "regedit" without the quotes in the dialogue and press the Enter key.

Windows Vista and 7 Users: In the search bar at the bottom of the Start Menu, type "regedit." It should appear in the search list above. Right mouse click it and select "Run As Administrator," then, confirm and say "Yes" or "Allow" to the User Account Control dialogues.

The rest from this point is pretty straight forward.

Click the plus sign or drop down arrow next to HKEY_CURRENT_USER, then the plus sign or drop arrow next to Control Panel. Look for the key which will look like a folder marked "Keyboard." There are 2 ways this entry might be causing an issue. If it is there, it is corrupted. The second way might be that the key is non-existant.

If the key is there, go ahead at this point, right mouse click it and click "Delete" and then "Yes." Now, simply recreate the key or folder only by right mouse clicking the Control Panel key and selecting "New" and then "Key" and name the key "Keyboard" without the quotes.

Keep regedit open for a test and do not close it yet. Make sure that you have the Keyboard key entry that you just created highlighted

If the key does not key does not exist, simply create the key or folder only by right mouse clicking the Control Panel key and selecting "New" and then "Key" and name the key "Keyboard" without the quotes.

Keep regedit open for a test and do not close it yet. Make sure that you have the Keyboard key entry that you just created highlighted

Now, go ahead and open Control Panel from the Start Menu.

For those of you in Category View, you want to click on "Printers and Other Hardware" and then double click on "Keyboard." For those of you in Classic View, you want to simply double click on "Keyboard."

Now, go ahead and set your sliders, then click "Apply" and then "Ok." Click back again on regedit and then the F5 key on your keyboard. 2 New string value entries should appear marked "KeyboardDelay" and "KeyboardSpeed" with numbers trailing them. Make sure that these entries are there, then, close regedit.

Go ahead now and look back at the Keyboard control panel applet and remember the settings that you just made. Now, restart or log off of your computer and log back in. Go back to Control Panel from the Start Menu and open the Keyboard applet again and make sure that the settings are where you left them.

This should definately fix the issue at hand and allow the settings to stay where they are. It is yet unknown what exactly may cause this entry to become deleted or corrupted, but, it happens every once in a while on some computers.

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You may encounter problems trying to change your display settings if you have a certain policy set to prevent you from doing so. If you try and run the display control panel applet either by right clicking on the desktop and selecting properties or clicking on Display from Control Panel you may receive the following message or something very similar.

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  3. If you have an entry for NoDispCPL, double click it to open it
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regedit can be done only if u login to the computer as the administrator....
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Restart your computer.

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Click on your Start Menu.
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You can not. Unless you create a Guest or a non-administrator account, Users from that account wont have access to regedit.
But you can disable it on an Administrator account and others.

Lets say you want to disable regedit on the Administrator's account, login to Administrators account and do as follows:


Value Name: DisableRegistryTools
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = allow regedit, 1 = disable regedit)

Do the same for Guest/Any other accounts.

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