How to Fully Disable IPV6 on Windows System

How to Fully Disable IPV6 on Windows System

There are lots of article available on internet to address “How to Fully Disable IPV6 on Windows System” issue but they are not focused on disabling it on all interfaces of your system.

We are running out of IPV4 address space and almost all new operating systems are being shipped with IPV4 and IPV6 addresses capability. Currently everyone is using IPV4 and know how to use it and share the network places and other resources on local network. It is the fastest and easiest way to share data between systems on the same network. Sometimes the system gets the higher precedence for IPV6 address and when you try to ping your system to get the IP address of your system or someone on your network, you get an IP address from IPV6 class which is very hard to read and understand. Under given is the easiest but a little dangerous way to disable IPV6 on all interfaces of your system so that you system resolve it original IPV4 IP address.

  1. Go to run menu (windows key + r)
  2. write regedit and press enter (return)
  3. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\TCPIP6\Parameters.
  4. Right click on Parameters and select New and then add a DWORD (32-bit) Value (If you already have a key available select it and jump to step 6)
  5. Name the new value DisabledComponents and hit Enter.
  6. Now right click on DisabledComponents value and select Modify.
  7. Set the value of DisabledComponents to FFFFFFFF and click OK.
  8. Restart your system

You are all done!!!!

Note: This information is provided “as is”. Make sure you know what you are doing before applying this fix. A single wrong entry in registry editor of your system can make it unstable. Windows Tech Updates bare no responsibility for anything happened to your system after applying this fix.

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