Do you share your PC with other users?

Do you want to prevent inexperienced users from accessing the Run prompt on Windows 10?

Everyone knows the keyboard shortcut Windows+R to open Run, but sometimes you don’t want everyone to access it.

The Run prompt allows you to access literally every tool and setting in Windows such as dfrgui, cmd, services.msc, etc, and preventing access to it may help you protect your system from inexperienced users.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to disable Run on Windows 10 using the Group Policy Editor and the Registry Editor.

Let’s go!

1. Remove Run Prompt from Windows 10 Using Group Policy Editor

First, open Run and enter the command gpedit.msc, you can also search the “Edit group policy” in the Start menu.

Disable Run Prompt Windows 10 1 Run Gpedit Msc

Navigate to: “User Configuration” > “Administrative Templates” > “Start Menu and Taskbar

On the right-side double-click on “Remove Run menu from Start Menu“.

Disable Run Prompt Windows 10 2 Local Group Policy Editor Remove Run Menu Start

Choose “Enabled” and click “OK“.

Disable Run Prompt Windows 10 3 Remove Run Menu From Start Menu Enabled

Try to open Run, you will receive this error message:

This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.

Disable Run Prompt Windows 10 4 This Operation Has Been Cancelled Due To Restrictions In Effect On This Computer

2. Remove Run Prompt Using Registry Editor

Open Run using the Windows+R keyboard shortcut, enter the command regedit, hit Enter.

Disable Run Prompt Windows 10 5 Regedit Run

Navigate to the following path:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Right-click on the right-side and choose “New” > “DWORD (32-bit) Value“. Name the new value NoRun.

Disable Run Prompt Windows 10 6 New Dword 32 Value

Double-click on “NoRun” and enter the value 1.

Disable Run Prompt Windows 10 7 Edit Norun Dword Value

Try to open Run, you will receive an error message.

Disable Run Prompt Windows 10 4 This Operation Has Been Cancelled Due To Restrictions In Effect On This Computer

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