Transport Layer Security or TLS is a protocol, which provides privacy, authentication, and data integrity between the two communicating Windows applications. It is the security protocol that works for the applications which require secure exchange of data over the networks, like internet browsing, VPN connections, voice over IP, desktop sessions, and file transfers. But, updated versions of TLS have arrived and are in the upcoming queue. The majority of the new websites utilize the updated TLS, and only a few ones use TLS 1.0. Last year, Microsoft also announced that TLS 1.0 would discontinue by 2020.
Here is how to disable Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 in your Windows 10 PC
In Windows 10 PC, you can disable Transport Layer Security in two simple ways, from the Properties of the Internet and by editing the Registry. Instructions for both of these procedures are provided in the article.
Disabling Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 in Windows 10 from Internet Properties
- Save your progress in the running program and close all of them.
- Now, when you’re on your desktop, press the ‘Windows + S’ key simultaneously. Doing so opens the Windows search utility on your screen.
- Enter ‘internet options’ in the given field.
- Then, click on ‘Internet Options’ that comes at the top in the search results. This will open the Internet Properties window on your screen.
- By default, the Internet Properties window opens with the General tab. You’ve got to go to the ‘Advanced’ tab to get the option for disabling TLS.
- Click on the ‘Advanced’ tab. It will be the last tab in the Internet Properties window.
- Now, scroll down in the ‘Settings’ box until you see the TLS options.
- Look for the ‘Use TLS 1.0’ option. You can also disable or enable the other Transport Layer Security in your system from here.
- Click the box of ‘Use TLS 1.0’ and uncheck it.
- After that, click on the ‘Apply’ button.
- Then click ‘OK.’
That’s it! Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 will be disabled in your Windows 10 PC.
Disabling Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 in Windows 10 by editing Registry
- First of all, save your progress in the running program and close all of them.
- When you’re on your desktop, press the ‘Windows + R’ keys simultaneously. Doing so opens the Run window on your screen.
- Now, type ‘Regedit’ in the field provided in the Run window.
- Hit ‘Enter’ to open the Registry Editor window.
- Now, click the ‘Registry’ path field and enter “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL\Protocols” into it. Make sure to clear the field before entering the path, or else it won’t work.
- Look for the TLS 1.0 and Client subkeys. If you didn’t see them, then you’ll create a new one. To do so, right-click on ‘Protocols’ and go to ‘New’ then click on ‘Key.’ Now, input ‘TLS 1.0’ into the title field and proceed.
- Now, you’ve got to create ‘Client’ subkeys. To do so, right-click on the created ‘TLS 1.0’ key, go to ‘New,’ and click on ‘Key.’ Input ‘Client’ into the title field and proceed.
- Once you complete creating keys, click on the ‘Client’ key to select and then right-click anywhere in the empty space.
- Go to ‘New’ and click on ‘DWORD (32-bit) value’, input ‘Enabled’ into the title field, and proceed.
- Now, you can edit the ‘Enabled’ file value to disable or enable the TLS 1.0. Enter value ‘0’ to disable it, or ‘1’ to enable.
- After entering the value to disable TLS 1.0, you need to restart your PC.
- After restarting, Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 will be disabled in your Windows 10 PC.
David Maxwell is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, David has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup .
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