Stop someone from installing software on your Windows 10 PC

Who I am
Marie-Ange Demory

Author and references

When you log into your system, you notice that third-party software is installed on your PC and you know you haven't installed it. Since you have not authorized the installation, you are naturally on the alert. Although it is a serious privacy issue, many times your kids can end up accidentally installing software on their system as well.

The good thing is that Windows comes with a lot of options that can help you tweak certain settings to suit your needs. The same goes for this problem. By changing some settings you can prevent users from installing programs in Windows 10. Let's see how.

Solution: Using the registry editor

Step 1: press the Tasto Windows + R together on the keyboard to open the file Run command. Then write regedit in the search box and press Log in to open the file Registry Editor window.

Step 2: Now, before making any changes to Registry Editor, be sure to create a backup of your file Register data.

A Registry Editor window, go to archive tab at the top left and select Export give the menu answer.

Step 3: A Export log files window, create a file Support for folder in your preferred location. Here we have created a backup folder in Documents and I called him later Support for. You can call it whatever you like.

Select the Support for folder and click Save to save the file Register data.

4 phase: Now, if in the future something goes wrong with the Register data, you can easily retrieve it by simply clicking import option below archive language.

You can then restore old data from it Support for folder you created last time.

Step 5: A Registry Editor window, go to the following path:


Now go to the right side of the window and double click on the file default rope.

Step 6: Open the Edit string the dialog box. Now go to Valuable data field and just change the 0 at the end of the data for 1.

Changing it to 1 it will prevent users from installing programs on their PC. Press ok per salvare I modified it.

Close the Registry Editor and restart your PC for the changes to take effect.

That's it, you have now successfully restricted users from installing programs on your Windows 10 PC.

add a comment of Stop someone from installing software on your Windows 10 PC
Comment sent successfully! We will review it in the next few hours.