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Is it safe to disable SPTD without removing Daemon Tools?

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  • Is it safe to disable SPTD without removing Daemon Tools?

    I need to disable SPTD to test DVD driver performance.
    I found this faq.
    Q: How can I disable SPTD on my computer to check if it causes problems?
    A: If your system has some problems with SPTD installation you can do as follows:
    If your system is already running then go to step 2 directly. Otherwise start from step 1.
    Step 1. Boot in safe mode and press ESC key when you see on bottom line of display: "Press ESC to cancel loading SPTD.sys". This will abort loading of SPTD layer.
    Step 2. Find "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\ Services\sptd" registry key in REGEDIT and set DWORD Start value to 4 (i.e. disabled).
    Step 3. Reboot again in normal mode and check if your issue is solved.
    To reenable SPTD restore the DWORD Start value back to '0' and reboot your computer.
    So I disabled SPTD without removing Daemon Tools.
    Daemon Tools' driver disappears when system rebooted.
    I just want to ask is that safe?
    When I enable SPTD will DT's driver appear again without any problem?
    Or is there a method I must obey,such as safe mode?
    Thanks.

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    Yes, it is safe, Daemon Tools will work as before after re-enabling SPTD layer, and reboot. Safe mode is not required.

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