How do I turn off FIPS in Windows 7 Home Premium

I have been trying to install IBM SPSS Data Collection 6.0 and have had issues with encryption.  IBM say I need to turn off FIPS in Windows but I cannot find it.



Hi John,


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As you want to disable the FIPS try these steps and check:


Important: This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Back up the registry:


a. Click Start, type regedit in the start search box and hit enter.

b. In the registry editor navigate to


c. This registry value reflects the current FIPS setting. If this setting is enabled, the value is 1. If this setting is disabled, the value is 0.

d. To disable it double click on the file and select 0.

e. Restart the computer and check.


Visit this link for more information:

System cryptography: Use FIPS compliant algorithms for encryption, hashing, and signing" security setting effects in Windows XP and in later versions of Windows


Hope this information helps. If you have further questions feel free to reply and we would be glad to assist.

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Last updated June 30, 2020 Views 20,909 Applies to: