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Prevent Codec Download

This policy setting allows you to prevent Windows Media Player from downloading codecs. If you enable this policy setting the Player is prevented from automatically downloading codecs to your computer. In addition the Download codecs automatically check box on the Player tab in the Player is not available. If you disable this policy setting codecs are automatically downloaded and the Download codecs automatically check box is not available. If you do not configure this policy setting users can change the setting for the Download codecs automatically check box.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> WindowsMediaPlayer # PreventCodecDownload

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Windows Media Player -> Playback

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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