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Disable installation from removable media

This setting lets you disable the installation of a program (with .msi extension) from the removable media like CD-ROM, floppy or DVD.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
The users and administrators, per-user system policy being set to 1 and running a maintenance installation of one product, are prevented from using the Browse Dialog to browse media sources, such as CD-ROM, for the sources of other installable products, even with elevated privileges.
It is still possible for the user to reinstall the product from media if the user has a correctly labeled media source.
Installations using Windows Installer version 1.1 should be secured by using the DisableMedia and DisableBrowse policies.

Note:

Difference between DISABLEMEDIA and DisableMedia -
1. Browsing of media sources is disabled, when DisableMedia system policy is set with Windows Installer version 1.1 or later.
2. Installations must be secured by using the DisableMedia and DisableBrowse policies, while using Windows Installer version 1.1.
3. Setting the DISABLEMEDIA property, it prevents the installer from registering any valid media source like CD-ROM.
4. If browsing is enabled, a user may browse to a media source.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. If the subkey “\Windows\Installer is not present, create it as explained below. Then, create an DWORD value name “DisableMedia”,if this value does not exist. Now, right-click and modify the value data box with “1”.

Click “OK” and close the registry editor.

Restart the computer.

Disable installation from removable media.reg

The '.reg' file will disable installation from removable media.

Enable installation from removable media.reg

The '.reg' file will enable installation from removable media.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

Installation from removable media is disabled.

Installation from removable media is enabled by default.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type 'regedit'.

Next, go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer\] and create a dword value as 'DisableMedia '.

Now, right bclick on the DWORD value 'DisableMedia' and select 'Modify'.

Finally set the avlue data as '1' and click 'OK' disable installation from removable media.

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