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How to enable Folder Options, Run command, Task Manager and Regedit in Windows XP


All these options can be restored through the Group Policy management console.

In order to enable them, please follow the steps below:


1. Open C:\Windows\system32\gpedit.msc

2. In the Group Policy window go to the path:

Local Computer Policy >> User Configuration >> Administrative Templates

3. Find the following entries and perform the necessary adjustments:

- To enable Folder Options:

- Go to Windows Components >> Windows Explorer
- Double-click Removes the Folder Options menu item from the Tools menu
- Select Disabled and confirm with OK

- To restore the Run command:

- Go to Start Menu and Taskbar
- Double-click Remove Run menu from Start Menu
- Select Disabled and confirm with OK

- To enable Task Manager:

- Go to System >> Ctrl+Alt+Del Options
- Double-click Remove Task Manager
- Select Disabled and confirm with OK

- To enable Command Prompt and Regedit:

- Go to System
- Double-click Prevent access to the command prompt
- Select Disabled and confirm with OK
- Double-click Prevent access to registry editing tools
- Select Disabled and confirm with OK


4. Close Group Policy

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