Windows had Administrative Tab within the Region and Language settings. Where you can enable or disable based on your preference. While it does not have many useful features, some users want to disable/ hide the Administrative Tab, and This option was enabled by default.

We do not recommend you make changes in the Administrative Tab if you do not have basic troubleshooting knowledge or have not been aware of it. Today, we are going to share a bit of knowledge to guide you step by step.

Hide the Administrative Tab in Regional and Language Settings

This is quite easy to perform hence hiding the administrative tab. There were multiple ways to perform. So without further ado, let us check this out.

From Group Policy Editor

Group Policy editor consists of high-aspect of Windows OS. You can remove the Administrative Tab in Regional and Language Settings. Follow the instructions mention down below.

  • Open Windows Run Dialogue Tab, using Windows + R.
  • Enter, gpedit.msc and hit enter.
  • Navigate to the left panel. Use the User Configuration option to expand.
  • Now, from the Administrative Templates to expand further option.
  • Click on Control Panel to expand the section.
  • From there, select the “Regional and Language option.
  • Double-click to Open the “Hide Regional and Language option 
  • From that window, Change the Value of Not Configured to Enabled.
  • That is it.

Using Regedit

If above mention method does not guide you, then you can use Registry Method. Here is the described instruction.

  • Open CMD (Command Prompt), You can open CMD from the Run Command by executing.
  • Then, Enter 
    • echo 0 >> test.reg
    • notepad test.reg
  • Then, it opens the Notepad, removes the complete text, and replaces it with the following text.
    • Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\International]


  • That is it, Save the file and then open the Run Dialog Box.
  • Enter the “.” and hit enter.
  • It will open the Folder there you can found a new folder.
  • Next, double-click to open it and then on this window.
  • Click Apply and then Hit ok to save all changes.
  • That is it.

Hopefully, this guide helps you remove or hide Administrative Tab from Region and Language Settings. However, to edit the Group Policy Editor it was easier there on Windows Pro Version.