Disable the MS-DOS Command Prompt

Posted On 2007-05-03 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Disable the MS-DOS Command Prompt (Windows 9x and NT)
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This setting allows you to disable the use of the MS-DOS command prompt in Windows.
1. Using Regedit find the key below, creating it if it doesn't already exist.
2. Create a new DWORD value, and name it 'Disabled'.
3. To disable the command prompt modify the value of 'Disabled' to '1', and to re-enable it again later change the value to '0'.
Note: You need to reboot for this restriction to come into force.

Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\WinOldApp]
Value Name: Disabled
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Data: (0 = disable, 1 = enable)


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