How to Prevent Users from Saving and Changing the Theme

In this post, you’ll learn how to prevent users from saving and changing the theme in Windows 10. Let’s begin.

Method #1

Launch local group policy editor.

Navigate to the User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization.

Then double-click “Prevent changing theme” in the right pane.

Select Enabled.

Hit the OK button.

That’s all.

Note: To allow users to change and save the theme, follow the steps above but select Not Configured or Disabled.

Method #2

Launch Registry Editor. Before proceeding, I suggest taking a backup of the Registry.

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies > Explorer.

Right-click on the blank space in the right pane.

Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Type NoThemesTab and then hit the Enter key.

Double-click it and provide 1 in the Value data field.

Hit the OK button.

That’s all.

Note: To allow users to save and change the theme, replace 1 with 0 or delete the DWORD you created earlier.


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