Turn Off user-installed desktop gadgets

This policy setting allows you to turn off desktop gadgets that have been installed by the user.

If you enable this setting, Windows will not run any user-installed gadgets.

If you disable or do not configure this setting, Windows will run user-installed gadgets.

The default is for Windows to run user installed gadgets.

Supported on: Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Vista
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Windows\Sidebar
Value NameTurnOffUserInstalledGadgets
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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