Disable changes to automatic configuration in connections tab in Internet Explorer

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This setting prevents making changes to automatic configuration in connections tab of Internet Options.
Level: Recommended For Experts Only
Automatic configuration lets you check settings and change the configuration script but sometimes these settings may overrule the manual settings, which you might have made. You can disable the option on internet explorer's internet options. For this, go to start > run menu, enter regedit and navigate to the registry path listed below after creating the subkey, \control panel\, if it does not exist. Create a dword value name autoconfig in the right panel, if it does not exist. Right-click it and modify the data value with 1 to enable the setting and 0 to disable it. Click ok and close the registry editor. After restart of ie, changes take effect. When editing the registry it is highly recommended to run a quick scan for optimization, you can test your system now for free.


First, click the Start button, and select Run. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".
Second, go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\] and create a new key "Internet Explorer".
Third, create a subkey "Control Panel" under "Internet Explorer".
Fourth, create a DWORD value "Autoconfig".
Now,right-click on "Autoconfig" and select 'Modify'
Finally, set the "Value Data" to 1in the textbox provided and click on 'OK'.

Registry Entries

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  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: Autoconfig
  • Data Type: DWORD (DWORD Value)
  • Enabled Value: 1
  • Disabled Value: 0
  • Action Type: Add an Entry

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