There is an Administrative options tab in the Region and Language settings. Depending on the work requirements, you may need to enable or disable this feature. Since it doesn’t have that many useful settings or options, it’s good to hide the administrative tab in regional and language settings, especially when in Office or Corporate environments. This option will be enabled by default on your system unless you change it somehow.
Although you may have an option to change your system Locale from this setting, it is not recommended to access this setting unless you are fully aware of what you are doing. So in this article, let’s see how you can remove or hide the Administrative Tab from the Region and Language settings in Control Panel.
How to Hide Administrative Tab in Regional and Language Settings
Hiding the administrative tab is a real geek show as there is not a simple of doing this. Alright, there are two methods to pull this off, but both are quite complex. Down below is a step-by-step guide that will help you to hide the feature.
Method 1: From Group Policy Editor
The group policy editor can be used to deeply modify certain aspects of your Windows operating system to suit your needs. Hence you can also use it to remove the Administrative Tab in the region and language settings tab. To do so,
- Press the Windows key and R key at the same time to open the Run box.
- Now type in gpedit.msc and hit enter.
- From the left side on Group Policy Editor, Expand the User configuration section.
- Then expand the Administrative Templates section and expand the Control Panel section.
- Under which you should find “Regional and Language Options”. Click on it.
- Now you should be able to find an option as “Hide Regional and Language options administrative options”. Double click on it
- From the pop-up, change the value from Not Configured to Enabled.
That’s it. Now you the Administrative tab will not be visible from the Region and Language Tab.
Method 2: Using Regedit
In some cases, you cannot use the Group policy editor. For instance, on Home editions of Windows, the Group Policy editor is removed. In this case, you can use the Registry method.
- Open the command prompt from the start menu. You can also use the Run command “cmd”
- Now type in the following commands.
echo 0 >> test.reg notepad test.reg
- Now, as the notepad opens, remove all text and copy-paste the following text into it.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\International] "HideAdminOptions"=-
- Finally, save the file.
- Now open the Run box, type in a full stop (” . “), and hit enter.
- From the folder that opens, double click on the file named test.
- Click on Okay twice.
That’s it. Now, if you check, the Administrative tab will be hidden from the menu.
As you can see, to remove or to hide Administrative Tab from Region and Language settings is very easy. It becomes easier when you have pro versions of Windows that come with a group policy editor. Although if you don’t have such, you should be good to go using the registry method.