Disable cdrw in XP

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Sims, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. Sims

    Sims I'm WoW'ed...

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    Hi,

    is there a way to disable cdrw in XP?
    Got an cdrw in a laptop, and want this to only be used as a cdrom.
    No cdrw osftware is installed.
    It's because of an security issue.


    Sims
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Start>Run>regedit.
    Look for the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
    Explorer

    Create a new DWORD value under the key, name it "NoCDBurning" (without quotes), and set its value to 1.

    You might need to restart once for the changes to take effect. [​IMG]
     
  3. Sims

    Sims I'm WoW'ed...

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    Thanks :)

    This was very helpfull.

    Sims
     
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    No problem. Glad to help. [​IMG]