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Old 01-01-2009
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Disable the command prompt in windows Xp

The command prompt is an important component of the operating system. It has been present since the first versions of Windows and it still lives under the new Windows Vista.

Here is a method how to disable it in Windows Xp

For Windows XP Professional

Windows XP Professional comes with a useful tool called Group Policy Editor (GPEDIT.msc) which permits to set some restrictions and one of this is exactly the one that concerns us.

Hence, go to Start > Run and type gpedit.msc. Then go to:
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Find Prevent Access To The Command Prompt. Right click on it, select Properties and click Disable. Then OK, and restart your computer.

With this option, you disable the access to the command prompt for all the users including the administrator.

For Windows XP Home Edition

Because Windows XP Home Edition does not provide the Group Policy Editor, we need to edit the registry.

Browse the following registry path:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Policies > Microsoft > Windows > System

There, in the right panel you have the DWORD value DisableCMD. Giving it the value 0x00000001 you will disable the command prompt. To enable it back, just change the value to
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Old 14-01-2009
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Re: Disable the command prompt in windows Xp

thank you for this tips TAHER
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