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Turn off Registration if URL connection is referring to Microsoft. com

This policy setting specifies whether the Windows Registration Wizard connects to Microsoft. com for online registration. If you enable this policy setting it blocks users from connecting to Microsoft. com for online registration and users cannot register their copy of Windows online. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting users can connect to Microsoft. com to complete the online Windows Registration. Note that registration is optional and involves submitting some personal information to Microsoft. However Windows Product Activation is required but does not involve submitting any personal information (except the country/region you live in).


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Registration Wizard Control # NoRegistration

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    System -> Internet Communication Management -> Internet Communication settings

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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