Hide "Set Program Access and Computer Defaults" page

This setting removes the Set Program Access and Defaults page from the Programs Control Panel. As a result, users cannot view or change the associated page.

The Set Program Access and Computer Defaults page allows administrators to specify default programs for certain activities, such as Web browsing or sending e-mail, as well as specify the programs that are accessible from the Start menu, desktop, and other locations.

If this setting is disabled or not configured, the Set Program Access and Defaults button is available to all users.

This setting does not prevent users from using other tools and methods to change program access or defaults.

This setting does not prevent the Default Programs icon from appearing on the Start menu.

Supported on: At least Windows Vista
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Programs
Value NameNoDefaultPrograms
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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