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Enable/Disable CD Burning in Windows XP

You can enable or disable the Windows XP feature that allows you to burn CD’s using this registry hack.


1. Go to START–>RUN and type REGEDIT. This will open the registry editor.

2. Find the following registry key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ Explorer]

3. Look for a key called “NoCDBurning.”

4. If this key does not exist, you can create a new DWORD value under the Explorer Folder by performing the following steps: Click EDIT–>NEW–>DWORD VALUE. Name it “NoCDBurning” (without quotes).

5. Double-click on NoCDBurning. You can set the value to 1 to disable CD burning, or set it to 0 to enable it.

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