The vast majority of people I know use a software like Nero to handle all their CD/DVD burning even though Windows Vista has built-in support for burning. So how do you get rid of the built-in Windows Vista burning features since you don’t need them?
There’s a simple registry tweak that can disable the built-in burning features in Explorer, most notably the Burn button on the toolbar that you never ever use.
Notice the button is gone after applying the registry hack:
Manual Registry Hack
Open regedit.exe through the start menu search or run box and navigate to the following key:
On the right-hand pane create a new 32-bit DWORD value with these properties:
- Name: NoCDBurning
- Value: 1
You’ll have to logout and back in to see the changes. To remove, just delete the key or change the value to 0.
Download Registry Hack
Extract the file and double-click on DisableCDBurning.reg to enter the information into the registry. The EnableCDBurning.reg file will re-enable the burning features.
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- Published 02/8/08