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Published on 05.26.09 by Brent Trahan

Turn Off Internet Download for Web Publishing and Online Ordering Wizards

Learn how to turn off internet download for web publishing and online ordering wizards in Windows 7.

Specifies whether Windows should download a list of providers for the Web publishing and online ordering wizards.

These wizards allow users to select from a list of companies that provide services such as online storage and photographic printing. By default, Windows displays providers downloaded from a Windows Web site in addition to providers specified in the registry.

If you enable this setting, Windows will not download providers and only the service providers that are cached in the local registry will be displayed.

If you disable or do not configure this setting, a list of providers will be downloaded when the user uses the Web publishing or online ordering wizards.

See the documentation for the Web publishing and online ordering wizards for more information, including details on specifying service providers in the registry.

Turn Off Internet Download for Web Publishing and Online Ordering Wizards

  1. Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.

    Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, System, Internet Communication Management, and then select Internet Communication Settings in the left column of the Group Policy editor.

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  3. Double-click Turn off Internet download for Web publishing and online ordering wizards in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.

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