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Disable IPv6

Posted On 2008-12-14 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Internet Protocol Version 6 IPv6 IP v6 Disable Via Registry
Tags: Software Hack/Tweak Networking Vista
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To disable certain IPv6 components in Windows Vista, follow these steps:

  • Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then click regedit.exe in the Programs list.

  • In the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.

  • In Registry Editor, locate and then click the following registry subkey:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters\

  • Double-click DisabledComponents to modify the DisabledComponents entry.

Note:- If the DisabledComponents entry is unavailable, you must create it. To do this, follow these steps:
  • In the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value.

  • Type DisabledComponents, and then press ENTER.

  • Double-click DisabledComponents.

Type any one of the following values to configure the IPv6 protocol, and then click OK:
  • Type 0 to enable all IPv6 components.
    Note The value 0" is the default setting.

  • Type 0xffffffff to disable all IPv6 components, except the IPv6 loopback interface. This value also configures Windows Vista to use Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) instead of IPv6 in prefix policies.

  • Type 020 to use IPv4 instead of IPv6 in prefix policies.

  • Type 010 to disable native IPv6 interfaces.

  • Type 001 to disable all tunnel IPv6 interfaces.

  • Type 011 to disable all IPv6 interfaces except for the IPv6 loopback interface.

Now You must restart your computer for these changes to take affect.


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