How to hide different options like Network Connection, Search Menu, Run Menu from Start Menu and Task Manager

How to hide Network Connection, Search Menu, Run Menu, My Network Place, Log Off, Shutdown, Drag and Drop Context Menu, Change to Taskbar and Start menu settings & All program Lists from Start Menu & Task Manager?

Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) is a feature of the Microsoft windows Operating system to control the working environment and user accounts in a very effective way. It provides the centralized management and configuration of operating systems and applications. With the Group Policy Editor you can specify policy settings like Registry based, Security based, Software installation based, Scripts based, Folder  redirection based.

If you want to enable/disable following options, follow below mentioned procedure.

  1. Network Connection
  2. Search Menu
  3. Run Menu
  4. My Network Place
  5. Log Off
  6. Shutdown
  7. Drag and Drop Context Menu
  8. Change to Taskbar and Start menu settings
  9. All Program Lists

Step-1: Click on Start button > Select Run and type gpedit.msc in run.

hide different options


Following screen of Group policy editor will open.

hide different options


Step-2: Now, select “Start Menu and Taskbar” option in “User Configuration > Administrative Templates”. Set sequence wise their state to Enabled. All the options will hide.

hide different options

Using above options you can enable or disable different options.

If the changes are not reflecting then restart your computer and see the changes.

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