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Remove XP's Build-in CD Burning Capabilities

By: Arie Slob

This registry hack will remove Windows XP's build-in CD Burning capabilities, and let you remove all features in Windows Explorer that allows you to use a CD writer.

  1. Start the Registry Editor
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer
  3. From the menu select Edit > New > DWORD Value
  4. Name the new value NoCDBurning
  5. Right-click the NoCDBurning value and choose Modify
  6. In the Value Data: box enter 1
  7. Exit the registry editor
  8. Log off, or restart Windows for the changes to take effect

To reverse, just delete the new NoCDBurning value.

Note: This setting does not prevent users from using third-party applications to create or modify CDs using a CD writer.

This is one of the functions performed by:

Tweaking Toolbox XP