Disable adding of a program from CD-ROM or Disk.

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This setting disables you to add a program either from CD-ROM or Disk.
Level: Recommended For Experts Only
This setting prevents the user from using add/remove programs to install programs from a removable media like cd-rom or disk/floppy. For this, go to start > run menu, enter regedit and navigate to the registry path listed below. If the subkey \uninstall is not present, create it as explained below. Then, create a dword value noaddfromcdorfloppy in the right panel. Now, right-click and modify its value to 1 which can disable the option in the wizard. However, if you want to enable the option back, change the value data to 0 or delete the added value. The changes take effect after a restart or logoff. 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".
Go to <b> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies \]</b>, key and create a new key with the name "Uninstall" under "Policies".
Now, right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "NoAddFromCDorFloppy" in "Uninstall" key.
Next, right-click on "NoAddFromCDorFloppy" and click on 'Modify'.
Finally, enter the value "1" (Base Hexadecimal) without quotation in the text box and click on 'OK'.Once you are done. Exit from registry. After a restart or logoff, the changes take effect.

Registry Entries

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  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: Uninstall
  • Data Type: Key
  • Action Type: Add an Entry
  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Uninstall\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: NoAddFromCDorFloppy
  • Data Type: DWORD (DWORD Value)
  • Enabled Value: 1
  • Disabled Value: 0
  • Action Type: Add an Entry

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