Hide user locale selection and customization options

This policy removes the regional formats interface from the Regional and Language Options control panel. This does not, however, prevent the user or an application from changing their user locale or user overrides programmatically.

The policy is only used to simplify the Regional Options control panel.

If the policy is Enabled, then the user will not see the regional formats options.

If the policy is Disabled or Not Configured, then the user will see the regional formats options for changing and customizing the user locale.


Supported on: At least Windows Vista
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\International
Value NameHideLocaleSelectAndCustomize
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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