You can see the Hardware tab in:
- Keyboard Properties
- Drive properties
You can remove the Hardware tab if you do not want it. Let’s see how. I use Windows 11 here.
Remove Hardware Tab from Windows 11
You can do this task in two ways. Pick the one you want.
Here are the steps:
Extend the following keys: HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies.
Hit the Explorer key.
If you don’t see the Explorer key, you need to create it. Here’s how: Right-click on the Policies key and select New > Key. Enter the name as Explorer and press the Enter key.
Right-click on the space in the right pane.
Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
Enter the name as NoHardwareTab and press the Enter key.
Double-click NoHardwareTab. In the Value data field, provide 1 and press the Enter key.
Restart your PC or File Explorer.
That’s it. You won’t see the Hardware tab anymore.
Note: To add the Hardware tab, you must replace 1 with 0 or delete NoHardwareTab.
Type gpedit.msc in the Run Command Box and press the Enter key.
Go to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer.
You can see the “Remove Hardware tab” in the right pane.
Double-click it and select Enabled. Click OK.
Restart your PC.
If you want to add the Hardware tab, follow the steps above but select Not Configured or Disabled.
I hope this guide, “How to Remove the Hardware Tab in Windows 11,” is helpful to you.
Thanks for reading.