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So today is IPV6 day. Hopefully you haven’t been living under a rock for the last little while and know about it.
Read the following for instructions on how to disable ipv6 in windows 7:
1. Disable IPv6 for LAN adapter & interfaces
1. Open up the “Control Panel” and then the “Network Sharing Center”:
Network Sharing Center in Windows 7
2. Click on “Change adapter settings”:
Change Network Adapt Settings in Windows 7
3. Right-click on your network adapter, usually “Local Area Connection” and click on “Properties”:
Local Area Connection in Windows 7
4. Uncheck “Internet Protocol Version 6″ and click on “OK”:
Disable Internet Protocol Version 6
2. Disable IPv6 for tunnel adapter & interfaces
If you are not familiar with editing the registry, I created a .reg file for you that you can use to add the registry key and disable IPv6. To verify that this file is ok, open it with a notepad once, it only includes the following lines:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
Link: Download Disable IPv6 Registry Tweak (.reg file)
Alternatively, you can simply do it yourself, it shouldn’t be too difficult:
1. Open up the registry.
2. Uncollapse [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters\]
3. Next, we create a new 32-bit registry key: “DisabledComponents”:
By the way, even if you are on 64-bit system you have to create a 32-bit registry key only, because it only reflects the size of the registry key. A 32-bit registry key can store a maximum value of 2,147,483,647.
Create 32-bit DWORD registry key
4. Enter: “DisabledComponents” when prompted for a name.
DisabledComponents Registry Key
5. Double-click the newly created registry key and copy and paste the value: ffffff (8f)
6. Restart your PC and you are done: You just disabled IPv6 in Windows 7!