These restrictions apply to the
Add/Remove Programs feature of Control Panel. They allow you to
entirely or individually disable components.
To change this, follow the next steps:
- Open the Registry Editor click on the Start button on
your taskbar, then click on Run and type "regedit"
and click on OK to start the regedit utility.
(see picture 1).
- Create a new DWORD value "NoDrives".
- The "NoDrives" value uses a 32-bit word to define local
and network drive visibility for each logical drive in the
computer. The lower 26 bits of the 32-bit word correspond to drive
letters A through Z. Drives are visible when set to 0 and hidden
when set to 1.
If your not happy working in Hex, add these decimal numbers to hide
A: 1, B: 2, C: 4, D: 8, E: 16, F: 32, G: 64, H: 128, I: 256, J:
512, K: 1024, L: 2048, M: 4096, N: 8192, O: 16384, P: 32768, Q:
65536, R: 131072, S: 262144, T: 524288, U: 1048576, V: 2097152, W:
4194304, X: 8388608, Y: 16777216, Z: 33554432, ALL: 67108863
For example to hide drive A and drive D, you would add 1 (A) + 8
(D) which means the value should be set to "9".
To disable all the drives set the value to "67108863".
- The modifications you made will be in effect after you reboot