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Article ID: 2478747 - Last Review: February 2, 2011 - Revision: 3.0

SUMMARY

Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), is the full form of IPv6 which is the "next generation" protocol designed by the IETF to replace the current version Internet Protocol (IP Version 4 ("IPv4")). Windows XP includes IPv6 implementation, but IPv6 must be installed.

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How to install and uninstall IPv6:

To install IPv6 on your Windows XP computer, follow these steps:

Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.

At the command prompt, type netsh int ipv6 install and press the Enter key on your keyboard.

Close the Command Prompt window.


To uninstall IPv6 on your Windows XP computer, follow these steps:

Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.

At the command prompt, type: netsh int ipv6 uninstall and press the Enter key on your keyboard.

Close the Command Prompt window and restart the computer.


For more information about IPv6 click the following links to view the article on the Microsoft website:

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/sag_ip_v6_pro_inst.mspx?mfr=true (http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/sag_ip_v6_pro_inst.mspx?mfr=true)

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/sag_ip_v6_pro_inst.mspx?mfr=true (http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/sag_ip_v6_pro_inst.mspx?mfr=true)

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/sag_ip_v6_pro_inst.mspx?mfr=true (http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/sag_ip_v6_pro_inst.mspx?mfr=true)

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Starter Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
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