How to Disable Run on Windows 10

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.

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

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

Choose “Enabled” and click “OK“.

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.

2. Remove Run Prompt Using Registry Editor

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

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.

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

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

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