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Show Administrative Tools in Control Panel (Windows XP)

This tweak allows you to change whether the "Administrative Tools" applet is shown in the Control Panel.

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Open your registry and find the key below.

Locate the sub-key "{D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524153}" and to hide the Administrative Tools add a minus sign in-front of the sub-key renaming it to "-{D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524153}".

Reopen the Control Panel for the change to take effect.

Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
ControlPanel\NameSpace]
Value Name: (Default)
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)

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Last modified: May 7, 2003