Disable Built-in Zip Support for Windows Vista

by Eric Geier [Published on 26 Aug. 2010 / Last Updated on 9 Sept. 2009]

Use another utility for compressed folders.

As you probably know, Microsoft added support for zip or compressed folders to Windows with the release of XP. However, if you rather use a third-party tool, you can disable the support in Windows Vista by deleting the following registry keys:

Hive: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
Key: CLSID
Name: {E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}

Hive: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
Key: CLSID
Name: {0CD7A5C0-9F37-11CE-AE65-08002B2E1262}

Don’t forget to restart Windows for the change to take effect.

 

The Author — Eric Geier

Eric Geier (Dayton, Ohio) is a Freelance  Tech Writer and Author specializing in computer networking. He's also the Founder and Owner of NoWiresSecurity, which provides a hosted cloud-based RADIUS service to help businesses easily secure their Wi-Fi networks with the Enterprise (802.1X) mode of WPA/WPA2 security. He’s also the Founder and Owner of On Spot Techs, which provides on-site computer and technology services.

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