How to Disable Task Manager in Windows 10

Here are two ways you can accomplish this task. Let’s look at them.

Method #1

Open local group policy editor.

Go to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Ctrl+Alt+Del Options.

Double-click Remove Task Manager in the right pane.

After selecting Enabled, click the OK button at the bottom.

That’s all.

Note: To enable Task Manager, follow the steps above but select Not Configured or Disabled.

Method #2

Open Registry Editor. I suggest you take a Registry backup before proceeding.

Now navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies.

Click on System. If it’s not there, you’ll need to create it.

Here’s how: Right-click on Policies. Select New > Key. Enter System and then press the Enter key.

Right-click the blank space in the right pane. Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Enter DisableTaskMgr as a name and then press Enter.

Double-click on this. Provide 1 in the Value data field. Hit the OK button.

Sign out and then sign back in.

That’s all.

Note: To enable Task Manager, change the value from 1 to 0 in the DWORD or delete it. Make sure to log out and then log back in.