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Locking desktop settings

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Is there any way to lock desktop settings IE. Desktop, Screensaver in win98 1st edition? I have a computer that people keep changing screensaver and desktop picture, I need people to be able to access Word, Excell and the internet I just want to keep them from making changes.
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You can install Policy Editor from the Windows 98 CD
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http://support.microsoft.com:80/support/kb/articles/Q147/3/81.asp&NoWebContent=1

It basically alters registry settings to remove items from showing in the
usual places in Windows 98. You can go through Google and hunt down
individual registry paths to things like your after like "Display" in Control Panel.
You can find sites like this...
http://www.winguides.com/registry/category.php/43/
"Deny Access to the Display Settings"

Google
http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=windows+98+registry+remove+control+panel&btnG=Google+Search&meta=

Basically Windows 98 isn't the type of operating system you "restrict" use of.
That's why users move to WindowsXP or Windows2000/2003.
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