Prevent Users from Installing Printer Drivers on Windows 8

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    The first thing that we need to do is to access the security policies.
    The easiest way to do this is to right-click on the Windows button in the lower left corner of the screen.
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    Then, select "Run" from the menu that appears.
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    In the "Run" window, we need to type in "secpol.msc", and hit "Enter" on the keyboard.
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    When the window opens, we need to double-click the "Local Policies" folder in the menu on the left-hand side.
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    Then click on the "Security Options" sub-folder.
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    On the right-hand side of the window, we need to double click on "Devices:
    Prevent users from installing printer drivers".
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    Now, we need to select "Enabled".
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    Then click "OK".
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    Once this is done, we can close this window by clicking the "x" in the upper right-hand corner.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to prevent users from installing printer drivers on Windows 8 computers.
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Recent edits by: priya, Lukward Thomason

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