How to Remove the Hardware Tab in Windows 11

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.

Method #1

Here are the steps:

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

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.

Method #2

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.

That’s all.

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.