The Group Policy setting for for disabling the CD Burning features does
If you enable this setting, all features in the Windows Explorer that allow
you to use your CD writer are removed.
That policy changes the following registry Key.
With the 'Explorer' key selected, right click in the right side pane and
select New / DWord(32bit) Value.
Name this value: NoCDBurning (Case sensitive).
Right click the new value and select: Modify.
In the Value Data line, type 1 (one).
Let me know how this works for you.
"Fonti" <Fonti@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> We have purchased a Lenovo laptop with built in OS of "Windows Vista Home
> Basic". Now, we want to disable the CD/DVD burning facility.
> There is no gpedit or secpol in "Windows Vista Home Basic"; therefore,
> suggest me how to disable the inbuilt CD/DVD burning facility. IMAPI is no
> longer working as a service also (therefore I could not disable it in
> I have already uninstalled all the third party CD/DVD burning softwares.
> I have tried to change registry key as suggested by firstname.lastname@example.org
> I have changed the drive type value to 3 to make it appear that the drive
> a standard CD-ROM and is not writable.
> Despite all this change in Registry, DVDRW is still able to Write.
> Please suggest how to make it DVD RW Drive to Read only.