Burning to CD and DVD - Enable or Disable

Brink

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mvp
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How to Enable or Disable the Vista Built-in CD and DVD Burning Features
Synopsis
This will allow you to enable or disable the Vista Explorer built-in CD and DVD burning features for all users. If you have installed a 3rd party CD and DVD burning program, then this may be handy disabled.
How to Enable or Disable the Vista Built-in CD and DVD Burning Features

information   Information
This will allow you to enable or disable the Vista Explorer built-in CD and DVD burning features for all users. This feature is enabled by default in Vista. If you have installed a third party CD and DVD burning program, then this may be handy disabled.
warning   Warning
Disabling this feature does not prevent users from using third party applications to create, burn to, or modify CDs and DVDs.
EXAMPLE: Built-in CD and DVD Burning Features Enabled and Disabled
NOTE:
Left screenshots below are enabled, and right screenshots are disabled.

Drive_Context_Menu_Enabled.jpgDrive_Context_Menu_Disabled.jpg
Explorer_Enabled.jpgExplorer_Disabled.jpg
Send_to_enabled.jpgSend_to_Disabled.jpg





OPTION ONE
Using a REG File Download

1. To Enable CD and DVD Burning Features
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.​
Enable_CD_DVD_Burning_Features.zip
download

B) Go to step 3.​

2. To Disable CD and DVD Burning Features
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.​
Disable_CD_DVD_Burning_Features.zip
download

3. Click on Save, and save the .zip file to the desktop.​
4. Open the .zip file and extract the .reg file to the desktop.​
5. Right click on the extracter .reg file and click on Merge.​
6. Click on Run, Continue, Yes, and OK when prompted.​
7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg and .zip files if you like.​
8. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply.​



OPTION TWO
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 to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and Windows Explorer. (See screenshot below)​
Group_Policy.jpg

3. In the right pane, right click on Remove CD Burning features and click on Properties. (See screenshot above)​
4. To Enable CD and DVD Burning Features
A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled. (See screenshot below step 6)​
B) Go to step 6.​

5. To Disable CD and DVD Burning Features
A) Select (dot) Enabled. (See screenshot below step 6)​

6. Click on OK. (See screenshot below)​
Properties.jpg

7. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.​
That's it,
Shawn


 

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freshair22

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Hello, I may have deleted some programs, like power2go and cyberlink and other programs that came with the instalation. My hp advisor is not working and I can't burn dvds or cds with windows, can you help how can i restore all factory settings.

Thanks
freshair
 

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Brink

Staff member
mvp
Hello Freshair, and welcome to Vista Forums.

This link at HP below will show you how to do a factory restore. Scroll down to the Restore the PC to its original condition with the HP Recovery Manager if Windows Vista is not accessible section there for how.

HP Notebook PCs -  Using HP Backup and Recovery Manager 

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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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
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD
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