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Disable Display Control Panel | Hide Display Setting

In the Display setting of Control Panel (as exhibited in the following picture), you can make text larger, adjust screen resolution, etc. Similarly, any one, including your friends and family members, is able to make changes to the Display setting when logging in your computer. Suppose you want to prevent the access to Display in Control Panel, you can achieve your target by learning how to disable the Display Control Panel in Windows 8 computer.

Video guide on how to disable Display Control Panel on Windows 8:

Steps to disable Display Control Panel in Windows 8/8.1:

Step 1: Get into the Local Group Policy Editor using Windows PowerShell.

Sub-step 1: Open the Search panel with Windows+F hotkeys, type powershell in empty box, choose Apps and click Windows PowerShell to access it.

Sub-step 2: Input gpedit.msc in the Windows PowerShell window, and press Enter.

Step 2: Find and open the "Disable the Display Control Panel" setting.

FYR, the path to locate the setting is User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Control Panel/Display/Disable the Display Control Panel.

Step 3: Enable the setting manually.

Choose Enabled and click OK to complete this procedure.

After finishing the above steps, if you enter the Display setting in Control Panel, you will find that the settings are in grey mode (i.e. non-editable mode), and a message explaining that a setting prevents the action appears, which reads, "Some settings are managed by your system administrator."


1. If you want to change the Display setting by yourself, disable or do not configure the setting above. Namely, after entering the "Disable the Display Control Panel" setting, select Disabled or Not Configured and click OK.

2. You can also realize your goal by preventing others from entering the Control Panel. For more info, please see Prohibit Access to Control Panel and PC Settings in Windows 8/8.1.

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