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Disable Automatic Modem Connections at Startup (All Windows) Popular

If remote connections are enabled in Windows, the system may try to initiate an Internet connection at Windows startup or at the start of many applications. This setting disables that behaviour.

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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new String value, or modify the existing value, called "EnableRemoteConnect" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|EnableRemoteConnectREG_SZN|
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|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Ole|
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Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Ole]
Value Name: EnableRemoteConnect
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: "Y" = enable automatic connections, "N" = disabled

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: February 12, 2002