Remove Control Panel Applets

Open regedit and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel and add a key named "don't load" (minus the quotes)

Next add String values within the "don't load" Key. You will use one String value for each control panel applet you want removed.

For example, I want to remove the "System" applet once I configure my Paging File to Performance settings as well as Restore functions and more - I will make a string value with the name "sysdm.cpl" and no value set and the System applet will no longer be available under the Control Panel.

To restore a full control Panel to default just delete the "don't load" key.

Here are the Windows XP Pro Control Panel applets:

System Properties = sysdm.cpl

Network Connections = ncpa.cpl

ODBC Administrator = odbccp32.cpl

Display Properties = desk.cpl

Add or remove programs = appwiz.cpl

Internet Properties =  Inetcpl.cpl

Game Controllers = joy.cpl

Phone and modem Options = telephon.cpl

Time and Date Properties = timedate.cpl

Region and Language Options = intl.cpl

Power Options = powercfg.cpl

Mouse Properties = main.cpl

Accessibility Options = access.cpl

Add Hardware Wizard = hdwwiz.cpl

Sound and Audio Devices = mmsys.cpl

User Accounts = nusrmgr.cpl

Speech Properties = sapi.cpl

Quick access to your System Drives

Simply click and drag your My Computer icon onto the Task Bar near the right side icons next to the clock.

This will create a cascading menu from where you can easily access just about anything on your system.

Or Right Click on the TaskBar then Select Toolbars> New Toolbar

Then Select your Favourite Folder or Select Computer Folder