Windows Calendar - Enable or Disable

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mvp
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How to Enable or Disable Windows Calendar in Vista
Synopsis
This will show you how to Enable (Turn on) or Disable (Turn off) Windows Calendar for all users on the computer.
How to Enable or Disable Windows Calendar in Vista
information   Information
This will show you how to Enable (Turn on) or Disable (Turn off) Windows Calendar for all users on the computer in Vista.
Note   Note
The Windows Calendar .exe file is located at:

C:\Program Files\Windows Calendar\WinCal.exe


EXAMPLE: Windows Calendar Disabled
Disabled.jpg




OPTION ONE
Through the Local Group Policy Editor

1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.​
2. In the left pane, click on User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and Windows Calendar (See screenshot below)​
Group_Policy.jpg

3. In the right pane, right click on Turn off Windows Calendar and click on Properties. (See screenshot above)​
4. To Enable Windows Calendar
A) Select (dot) Disabled or Not Configured and click on OK. (See screenshot below step 5A)​
B) Go to step 6.​

5. To Disable Windows Calendar
A) Select (dot) Enabled and click on OK.​
Properties.jpg

6. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window. Your done.​





OPTION TWO
Using a REG File Download

1. To Enable Windows Calendar
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.​
Enable_Windows_Calendar.reg
download

B) Go to step 3.​

2. To Disable Windows Calendar
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.​
Disable_Windows_Calendar.reg file.​
download

3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.​
4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.​
5. Click on Run, Continue (UAC), Yes, and then OK when prompted.​
6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.​





OPTION THREE
Manually in Registry Editor

1. Open the Start Menu.​
2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter.​
3. Click on the Continue button in the UAC prompt.​
4. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below)​
NOTE: If Windows is not there, then right click on Policies in the left pane and click on New and Key. Type Windows and press Enter.​
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Windows
Reg1.jpg

5. To Disable Windows Calendar
A) In the right pane, right click on a empty area and click on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value. (See screenshot below)​
B) Type TurnOffWinCal and press Enter.​
C) Right click on TurnOffWinCal and click on Modify.
Reg2.jpg

D) Type 1 and click on OK. (See screenshot below)​
Modify.jpg

E) The registry will now look like this. (See screenshot below)​
Reg3.jpg

F) Go to step 7.​

6. To Enable Windows Calendar
A) In the right pane, right click on TurnOffWinCal and click on Delete. (See screenshot above)​
B) Click on Yes to confirm deletion.​

7. Close regedit.​
That's it's,
Shawn


 

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==Windows Calendar has stopped working Nag Screen ==

Method Two worked like a charm !! ( Vista Home Prem. here )

I have tried the "hot fix" links @ Microsoft with no luck, and at this point I refuse to upgrade to SP1 (which supposedly will fix this problem)... to have it possibly create more problems in other areas.

Your help is much appreciated !. That nag screen is now gone, everytime I boot up, saying a program ( I NEVER will use !! ) has stopped working.

Manual editing the registry is not for the weak of heart, and one should ALWAYS make a backup, before editing the registry, which Shawn forgot to say, ( or downloading the "hot fix" he has posted a link to).

I would at least strongly suggest, that anyone using Method # 2 backup the Registry, before running the hot fix, of manual editing via Regedit, or the download fix-it.

THANKS again Shawn :-)
 

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Brink

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You're welcome Rick, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Shawn
 

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System One System Two

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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
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