Prevent changes to hardware device settings (For Current User).

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With this setting you can prevent changes to hardware device settings using the Display system icon in Control Panel.
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Description:
You can prevent changes to hardware device settings using the display system icon from the current applets list displayed in the control panel. This can be done by hiding the tab device manager from the system properties dialog box. Windows device manager tab enables you to see all hardware devices and get information about their state. For this, go to start > run menu, enter regedit and navigate to the registry path listed below. If the subkey \system does not exist, create it as explained below. Then, create a dword value nodevmgrpage in the right panel. Now, right-click and modify its value to 1 to prevent changes to hardware device settings. However, if you want to enable the tab, change the value data to 0 or delete the added value. The changes take effect after a restart or logoff. When editing the registry it is highly recommended to run a quick scan for optimization, you can test your system now for free.




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First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".
Second, go to <b>[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\] </b> and create a new key as "System".
Create a new 'DWORD value' as "NoDevMgrPage".
Right Click on "NoDevMgrPage" and select 'Modify'.
Finally, set the value data as "1" and click 'OK'.


Registry Entries

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  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: System
  • Data Type: Key
  • Action Type: Add an Entry
  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: NoDevMgrPage
  • Data Type: DWORD (DWORD Value)
  • Enabled Value: 1
  • Disabled Value: 0
  • Action Type: Add an Entry


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