This article was previously published under Q327635
IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
You can configure Microsoft Office to block linked Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) images that are placed in Office documents as an added security feature in Microsoft Office XP. This article describes how to configure Office XP to block linked HTTP images in Office XP documents.
To configure Office XP to block linked HTTP images that are placed in Office documents, download and install Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 2 (SP-2), and then configure the BlockHTTPImages registry key.
For additional information about how to download and install Office XP SP-2, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
325671 OFFXP: Overview of the Office XP Service Pack 2
After you apply Office XP SP-2, follow these steps to configure the BlockHTTPImages registry key.
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.