Prevent changing theme

This setting disables the theme gallery in the Personalization Control Panel.

If you enable this setting, users cannot change or save a theme. Elements of a theme such as the desktop background, color, sounds, and screen saver can still be changed (unless policies are set to turn them off).

If you disable or do not configure this setting, there is no effect.

Note: If you enable this setting but do not specify a theme using the "load a specific theme" setting, the theme defaults to whatever the user previously set or the system default.

Supported on: At least Windows Server 2003 operating systems or Windows XP Professional
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Value NameNoThemesTab
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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