Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Disable IE6 Support

Support options for IE6 running on Windows XP are found in the "Internet Options" menu. If you want to limit the access of a user you can disable this menu by using the Windows Registry. To do this, you need specific keys found in the registry. If the required keys are not present, you must add them manually. To do this, you first need to access the Windows Registry Editor on the computer.

This article will help you to Disable IE6 support

  1. Click the "Start" button and select the option for "Run." Type "regedit" into the text box and click the "OK" button. This opens the Windows Registry Editor.
  2. Click the "+" sign next to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER" to expand the list of folders. Click the "+" sign for "Software," "Policies," "Microsoft" and then "Internet Explorer." If this folder is not present, right-click "Microsoft" and select "Key." Type "Internet Explorer" and press the "Enter" key.
  3. Highlight the "Restrictions" key, if available. If the key is not present, right-click "Internet Explorer" and select "New Key" from the context menu. Type "Restrictions" for the name and press the "Enter" key.
  4. Right-click the "Restrictions" key and highlight the option for "New." Select the option for "DWORD" and type "NoBrowserOptions" into the "New Value" box. Press the "Enter" key to save the change.
  5. Right-click "NoBrowserOptions" and select "Properties" from the context menu. Place the cursor into the "Value Data" text box and type a "1." Click the "OK" button to save the change.
  6. Click the "File" drop-down and select the option for "Exit." Restart the computer for the changes to the Windows Registry to take effect.