Hide Hardware tab
User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer
Removes the Hardware tab.
This policy removes the Hardware tab from Mouse, Keyboard, and Sounds and Multimedia in Control Panel. It also removes the Hardware tab from the Properties dialog box for all local drives, including hard disk drives, floppy disk drives, and CD-ROM drives. As a result, users cannot use the Hardware tab to view or change the device list or device properties, or use the Troubleshoot button on the Hardware tab to resolve problems with the device.