How to Hide Specific Settings pages on Windows 11 or 10?

In Windows 10/11, setting the app is essential and powerful. It manages all your system functions. Microsoft allows disabling the setting app and control panel if you need. If you want to hide some specific pages on the setting app, you can do it.

In this risewindows article, we will guide you on how to hide Specific Settings pages on Windows 11 or 10.

There are at least two methods to hide Specific Settings pages on Windows 11 or 10.

  1. Using the local group policy editor
  2. Through Registry Editor

We are using a local group policy editor; how to Hide Pages from Settings on Windows 11 or 10?

If you are using Windows 11/10 Home edition, you’ll need to add gpedit.msc to your computer. To hide pages from the Settings app on Windows 11 or 10, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, Open Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 2. Then, under the Local Group Policy Editor window on your PC, browse the following path in the left sidebar:-

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel

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Step 3. Then, On the right-side pane of the “Control Panel” folder, double-click the Settings Page Visibility policy.

Step 4. Next, Select the Enabled option.

Step 5. After that, Under the “Options” section, use the  hide option to hide a specific page in the Settings app and to show the remaining pages. For example, to hide the “Family & other people” page, use hide:otherusers. You can hide multiple setting pages as hide:otherusers;appsfeatures.

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Step 6. Click Apply.

Step 7. Click OK.

Alternatively, you can also use the show-only option to show a specific group of pages in the Settings app and hide others. For example, to show the “Windows Update” page while hiding all the other pages, use showonly:windowsupdate. For multiple settings pages, you can do like showonly:family-group;windowsupdate.

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Step 8. Reboot your computer.

To undo the changes, repeat the above steps and in step 5 above, select the Not Configured option. Click Apply/OK button.

How to Hide Specific Settings pages using Registry Editor?

To hide specific pages from appearing in the Settings app, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, Open the Registry Editor.

Step 2. Next, navigate to the following path in the left sidebar of Registry Editor:-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

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Step 3. Then, right-click the Explorer folder and select New > String Value.

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Step 4. Name the newly created REG_String to SettingsPageVisibility.

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Step 5. After that, Double-click the SettingsPageVisibility and use the hide option to hide a specific page in the Settings app and show the remaining pages. For example, to hide the “Family & other people” page, use hide:otherusers. You can hide multiple setting pages as hide:otherusers;appsfeatures.a

Alternatively, you can also use the show-only option to show a specific group of pages in the Settings app and hide others. For example, to show the “Windows Update” page while hiding all the other pages, use showonly:windowsupdate. For multiple settings pages, you can do like showonly:family-group;windowsupdate.

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Step 6. click OK.

Step 7. At last, reboot your computer.

That’s it.

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