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How to disable IPV6 in windows-7 and windows-8

Originally posted at:  http://www.techunboxed.com/2012/08/how-to-disable-ipv6-in-windows-8.html

“IPv6 is the imminent next evolution of the Internet protocol, but it can cause problems with legacy equipment and DNS in certain environments. Disabling IPv6 is an easy way to fix certain network issues with Windows machines. If you’re not experiencing problems, there’s no reason to disable IPv6. Otherwise, it’s easy to turn on and off by editing the Windows registry. Let’s check it out…”

Use Registry Editor to expand the registry tree and browse to:

\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TCPIP6\Parameters

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Add a Dword 32bit “DisabledComponents” then Double click on the new DisabledComponents value, enter ffffffff into the Value data dialog box, and click the OK button

Done.