Depending on your computing usage at the time, the Hardware tab that's located on the hard drive Properties dialog box as well as the keyboard, mouse and sounds & audio devices, allows access to update and change a variety of settings pertaining to the device(s) In question. If you're sharing your computer with other users, they can easily apply unwanted changes. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to securely remove the hardware tab In Windows 10.
Before I make a start, here's one example of what I'm referring to. Navigate to Control Panel, select the Large Icons category via the drop-down menu, and click on the Keyboard setting. You will then see the Hardware tab as shown below.
When selected, It allows you to update, disable, rollback and uninstall the driver relative (In this case) to the keyboard, which means that others users sharing your PC can do the very same. This Is certainly not welcomed from a personal standpoint. When removed, the Hardware tab will not be available as per the Image below.
So how did I completely remove the Hardware tab? Well, I'm glad you've asked! I will demonstrate how to do It, by using the good old Group Policy Editor that's only available In Windows 10 Pro, Education and Enterprise editions. If you're running either of these, then this tutorial Is for you.
Although what you're about to read contains quite a few steps, most are simply demonstrating the before & after results. The process Is In fact extremely simple, so without further delay, let's rip Into this tutorial.
Step One:This first thing you need to do, Is access the Group Policy Editor. Open the Run menu, enter gpedit.msc and hit OK.
Step Two:The Group Policy Editor will now open, so navigate to the following directory.
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer
Make sure the File Explorer folder Is selected and then on the right pane, double-click the Remove Hardware tab.