Can't disable IPv6 on Win 10?!

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  1. Brosephine

    Brosephine Registered Member

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    My new windows 10 laptop won't allow me to disable the IPv6 connection due to an "unexpected condition?" I have never run into this problem on earlier Windows versions. I know it can be blocked by my firewall but I'd prefer it totally disabled since I'm doing this in the first place for security reasons.
    Microsoft's site says they highly recommend leaving IPv6 enabled because critical system components rely on it and that you're system will work less effectively without it. (They probably can't spy/collect data on us as easily without it.)

    Thanks for your help!
     
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  2. Umbra

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    you need to do a registry trick:

    - go to : HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\tcpip6\Parameters
    - create a new entry Dword(32) called DisabledComponents with hexadecimal FF
     
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    Thanks I appreciate the response!

    I see you gave me a simple step by step but unfortunately I don't even know where to begin. What is HKLM? I was searching files and the whole comp for it but couldn't find it.
     
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    1- open cortana , type Run , select & click Run
    2- type regedit , click ok
    3- HKLM is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
     
  5. Phant0m

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    HKLM is registry location. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. Use registry file import, it's safer.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters]
    "DisabledComponents"=dword:000000ff
    ... then reboot the PC.
     
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    Thanks guys, it worked! Definitely couldn't have done that without you
     
  7. Brosephine

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    I'm having the same trouble to disable file and printer sharing on my WiFi Properties. I have a feeling the solution is pretty close to what we did earlier, but I'm not sure?!

    Is there anything other than IPv6 & file/printer sharing (in wifi properties) that you would recommend disabling for either security or functionality purposes?
    Here's a screen shot of my options.

    Thanks!
     

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  8. CHEFKOCH

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    Official way is explained over here. Please remember that there is the 6to4 tunneling protocol which isn't the native ipv5 protocol handler if that's enabled it's okay.
     
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