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Remove the add printer menu item (Current User)

This setting enables you to prevent the addition of a new printer.

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
This setting enables you to prevent the addition of a new printer.

If you go to "Start->Run", type "Control Panel" and perform a double-click on the icon "Printers and Faxes", you can see all your existing printers. If you enable this setting, you can't add a new printer.

For this go to "Start->Run" and enter "regedit" and search the key listed below. You can create one DWORD value "NoAddPrinter", if this value is not existing.

Now you can set this value to remove the add printer menu item from the menu printers and faxes in the start menu. After a restart or logoff the changes take effect.

Prevent adding the new printer.reg

The ".reg" file can prevent the adding of a new printer.

Allow adding the new printer (Default).reg

The ".reg" file can allow adding a new printer.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

The "Add a Printer" option is removed from the left pane and the right-click menu and is also restricted from the "File" menu after the changes have been made in the registry.

The "Add a Printer" option is visible in the left pane and is there in the right-click menu and is also allowed in the "File" menu.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Second, go to the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\] key, right-click and click on "New > DWORD Value" to create a new DWORD value with the name "NoAddPrinter".

Third, right-click on the 'NoAddPrinter' DWORD value and click on "Modify".

Finally, enter the value "1" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

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Category : Display > Start Menu

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Remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu (For All Users).

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Category : Display > Start Menu

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