This guide will help you remove the Add/Remove Programs option from the Control Panel. This is not a fool proof method, but deters most users from accessing this list.
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Disable Add/Remove Programs Access in Windows Vista/XP
Disable Right Click in Windows Vista/XP
You may not want users to have access to the right click menu. This can be useful when you don’t want people editing the start menu. There are workarounds for not having the right click button, but this will deter most users. In this guide you’ll learn how to disable right clicking in Windows.
Disable Task Manager Access in Windows Vista/XP
Pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL and then selecting Task Manager will load the Task Manager in Windows XP or Vista. Access to the task manager allows a user to do many things including making the system unstable or accessing other controls you may not want them to have. In this guide you’ll learn how to disable Task Manager in Windows XP or Vista.
Windows Guides Security and Administration Series
For the next two weeks, I’m going to run a series of guides that will help you get on top of security and administration for your computer.
Do others use your computer and have their own logins? Do you work at a school, small business, or other organization with computers? If you do, this series if definitely for you. If you don’t, I’m sure you’ll learn some cool tricks from this series.
Get Automatic Desktop Shortcuts to Removable Media [How To]
If you use your desktop a lot and you also use portable storage a lot, this guide is definitely for you.
Desk Drive™ solves a really annoying problem. You pop a USB thumb drive or DVD into your computer and then you have to open Window’s Explorer and find the mapped drive or folder. Desk Drive adds a desktop icon pointing to the drive automatically. Remove the media and the shortcut goes away–brilliantly simple and effective.
Customize Windows Vista or XP Logon Screen with Logon Studio
Logon Studio, created by the Stardock team lets you customize your Windows Vista (also available for Windows XP) logon screen. Choose from many styles that will make your computer stand out from the crowd.
Logon Studio is freeware, which can set any wallpaper as your logon screen. All you need to do is to download this utility and choose the wallpaper you want to use. Read the rest of this entry »