Remove Administrative Tools in Windows 10

Remove Administrative Tools in Windows 10: Administrative Tool is a folder in Control Panel which contains tools for system administrators and advanced users. So it’s pretty safe to assume that the guest or novice Windows users should not have access to Administrative Tools and in this post, we will exactly see how to hide, remove or disable Administrative Tools in Windows 10. These tools are critical and messing with them can damage your system and that’s why restricting access to them is a good idea.

Remove Administrative Tools in Windows 10

Make sure to  create a restore point , just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Remove Administrative Tools from Windows 10 Start Menu

1.Press Windows Key + R then type the following and hit Enter:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

Note: Make sure show hidden files and folders are enable in File Explorer.

2.Under programs folder search for Windows Administrative Tools, then right-click on it and select Properties.

3.Switch to Security tab and click Edit button.

4.Select Everyone from Group or user name and checkmark Deny next to Full Control.

5.Do this for every account you want to restrict access to.

6.If this doesn’t work then you can simply select Everyone and select Remove.

7.Reboot your PC to save changes.

Method 2: Remove Administrative Tools Using Group Policy Editor

Note: This method won’t work for Windows 10 Home Edition users.

1.Press Windows Key + R then type gpedit.msc and hit Enter.

2.Next, navigate to the following path:

User Configuration > Administrative Template > Control Panel

3.Make sure to select Control Panel then in the right window double click on Hide Specified Control Panel Items.

4.Select Enabled and click on the Show button under Options.

5.In the Show context box type the following value and click OK:


6.Click Apply followed by OK.

7.Reboot your PC to save changes.

Method 3: Remove Administrative Tools Using Registry Editor

1.Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter.

2.Navigate to the following registry key:


3.Select Advanced then from the right window pane double-click on StartMenuAdminTools.

4.Set the value to 0 in the value data field in order to disable it.

To disable Administrative Tools: 0
To enable Administrative Tools: 1

5.Click OK and close Registry Editor.


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That’s it you have successfully Remove Administrative Tools in Windows 10 but if you still have any questions regarding this post then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.