Scott Hanselman

Uninstalling IPv6 Support on Window XP

February 26, '03 Comments [0] Posted in Web Services
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Ari offers a tip to tortured souls removing ThreeDegrees on uninstalling Windows' IPv6 support.  Make sure you yank this interface before shutting down and uninstalling services:

netsh.exe interface ipv6 uninstall

How can anyone expect to market an OS to The Average Joe if this kind of incantation is always needed? Shouldn't IPv6 support for Windows XP be as easy to uninstall as IPv4 currently is? (uninstall from Network Properties)

I'm not sure if netsh.exe is necesssary if you use ipv6.exe...Here's the easiest way I could find to uninstall IPv6:

Q. How do I uninstall the IPv6 Protocol for Windows XP?
A.

To remove the IPv6 Protocol for Windows XP:

  1. Log on to the Windows XP computer with a user account that has local administrator privileges.
  2. Open a command prompt. From the Windows XP desktop, click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.
  3. At the command prompt, type:

    ipv6 uninstall

About Scott

Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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