Burning to CD and DVD - Enable or Disable

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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.jpg Drive_Context_Menu_Disabled.jpg
Explorer_Enabled.jpg Explorer_Disabled.jpg
Send_to_enabled.jpg Send_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


 
Last edited:
Shawn Brink

Comments

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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