How to hide Recycle Bin, Add or remove program, Change or remove program page, Add New Program and Add remove windows components

This is again my second post to hide some other options. My first post was on 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. I hope you have checked this out.

To enable/disable following options, following the given procedure.

  1. Recycle Bin
  2. Add or Remove programs
  3. Change or remove program page
  4. Add New Program
  5. Add remove windows components

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

Hide recycle bin

Following screen of Group policy editor will open.


Hide recycle bin

Step-2: Select “Desktop” option in “User Configuration > Administrative Templates”. Set “Remove Recycle Bin icon from Desktop” state to Enabled.


Hide recycle bin

Now, select “Add or Remove Programs” option in “User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel” and set sequence wise state to Enabled like Hide Add or Remove Programs.

Hide recycle bin

By this way you can enable or disable different options like Recycle bin & Add or Remove programs.

Restart your computer to make the changes.

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