How do I hide or Lock the Control Panel?

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Pattersonuk

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My sister plays here music too loud, and she never turns it down, its wearing out my speakers too. I lower the volume using "Sounds & Multimedia" icon within the control panel but she has found out where it is and turns it right back-up, so I tried to hide the sound icon underneath another icon, god knows how she found out where it was. So all that failed and I am hoping someone could tell me how I can lock or hide control panel away from here so she cant turn up the volume as high as she does. Thnaks.
 

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Edit the registry:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows
\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Create a new DWORD called NoSetFolders and set it to 1, then reboot.

That will take it out of the menus for everyone, you can still get in by doing Start->Run>Cmd and then type "control" (without the quotes). That should stop most people.

You can also just enter "control" in the Run box but that will leave it in the Run box's drop-down, which it why using Cmd then Control is recommended.
 
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I'd take the sound card out, with a promise to return it only when she promises to keep the noise to an acceptable level.

Failing that, follow Miz's suggestion.

If you need the volume control, just go to Start | Run
type in sndvol32
 
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Or...type regedit into the run window and navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Create a new DWORD called NoControlPanel and set the hexidecimal value to 1 and reboot.

To turn the control panel back on, set the hexidecimal value to 0 and reboot.


(P.S. I have read that Tweak-UI has an option in it to do this for you!)
 
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