Allow running of active content from CDs on user machines.

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This setting allows active content from CDs to run on user machines.
Level: Recommended For Experts Only
Online web sites are able to run code locally because they find security holes. Many people provide web page information on cd, provide product documentation as web pages, or work with web pages locally before putting them online. This type of local code is able to damage the system. Therefore, the user has to accept various warnings to run the active content on local web pages including on cd. To make active content running use this registry setting. For this, go to start > run menu, enter regedit and navigate to the registry path listed below. Now, right-click and modify the dword value localmachine_cd_unlock, in the right panel, to 1 which can run active content. However, if you want to revert to the original state, change the value data to 0. 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'.
Next, go to <b> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_LOCALMACHINE_LOCKDOWN\Settings\] </b> and right click on the DWORD value 'LOCALMACHINE_CD_UNLOCK' and select 'Modify'.
Finally set the value data as '1' to allow active content from CDs to run on user machines and click 'OK'.

Registry Entries

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  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_LOCALMACHINE_LOCKDOWN\Settings\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Data Type: DWORD (DWORD Value)
  • Enabled Value: 1
  • Disabled Value: 0
  • Action Type: Modified

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