You can see the Hardware tab in:
- Keyboard Properties
- Drive properties
You can remove the Hardware tab if you do not want it.
In this post, you will see the steps to do this task. Here, I’m using Windows 10 build 21343. Let’s get started.
Remove Hardware Tab
You can do this task in two ways. Pick the one you want.
Open the Registry Editor. I suggest you take a backup of the Registry before proceeding.
Extend the following keys: HKEY_CURRENT_USER > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies.
Press the Explorer key.
If you don’t see the Explorer key, you need to create it. Here’s how: Right-click on the Policies key and select New > Key. Enter the name as Explorer and then press Enter.
Right-click on the space in the right pane.
Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
Enter the name as NoHardwareTab and then press the Enter key.
In the Value data field, provide 1 and then press Enter.
Restart your PC or File Explorer.
That’s it. From now on, there is no longer a Hardware tab.
To add the Hardware tab, you must replace 1 with 0 or delete NoHardwareTab.
Type gpedit.msc in the Run Command Box and then hit the Enter key.
Go to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer.
In the right pane, you can see the “Remove Hardware tab.”
Double-click it and then select Enabled.
Restart your PC.
If you want to add the Hardware tab, then follow the above steps but select Not Configured or Disabled.