Sunday, May 23, 2010

Windows 7 - AutoPlay - Enable or Disable AutoRun

SkyHi @ Sunday, May 23, 2010
How to Enable or Disable Autorun for Removable Media in Windows 7
information   Information
This tutorial will show you how to enable the AutoRun feature of AutoPlay in Windows 7, which is disabled by default, for external drives.
Note   Note
Autoplay feature enable Windows to pop up the default options when a removable drives like USB flash drive or CD ROM is inserted.
warning   Warning
Autoplay feature is, by default, disabled in Windows 7 due to security reasons. Many malwares like Conficker Worm can autorun on your computer if an infected USB drive or CD is inserted.However, its useful to enable autoplay as it gives quick access to default choices when any removable drive is inserted. Anyways, use it at your risk.

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Method 1:
1. Go to Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\AutoPlay.
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To Enable:

At the top, check Use Autoplay for all devices and Click Save.

To Disable:

Uncheck Use Autoplay for all devices and Click Save.

Method 2:
1. Click Start and in the Search box, type gpedit.msc and press Enter.

Now browse to Computer Configuration\ Administrative Templates\ Windows Components\ Autoplay Policies\ Turn off Autoplay.

To Enable:

Change the value of Turn off Autoplay to disabled.
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To Disable:

Change the value of Turn off Autoplay to enabled.
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That's it,