Disable windows autoplay

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How to Disable Windows Autoplay Feature several methods described for windows 2000, XP, ME and 9x

Windows XP

Group Policy Method (XP Pro only)

The local group policy editor method:

  • Click Start
  • Click Run
  • Enter GPEDIT.MSC

Group Policy mmc will pop up. On left panel

  • Double-click Computer Configuration to open submenu
  • Double-click Administrative Templates to open submenu
  • Double-click System to open submenu
  • Double-click Turn autoplay off option which will be near the bottom of the list in the right panel.

The default is the Not configured. Set it to Enabled.

Registry Method

To disable, set Autorun=0 to enable, set Autorun=1. Cut and paste the following Registry script text into autocdrom.reg file and run it:

  • Open Notepad
  • Cut and paste the following Registry script text below into notepad
  • Save the file onto your desktop as noautorun.reg
  • Close notepad
  • Double click the noautorun.reg file on your desktop
  • Answer yes when asked if your sure you want to add the information

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


Video Tutorial

YouTube : bad video ID !

Cmdline Method

  • Open a CMD window
  • Run the following command

REG ADD HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdrom /v Autorun /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

  • This is the same as the registry method except your are modifying the registry from the cmdline.

Shift Close Method

Also works for Win 9x If Autorun is enabled, you can disable the feature for any particular CD by holding down the shift key as you close the CDRom drawer.

This is not permanent, you must hold shift down each time you pit a disk in.

Windows 9x / ME

Device Manager Method

  • Go to Control Panel
  • Double-click the System icon
  • Click Device Manager tab
  • Find your CD-ROM drive in the list
  • Go to Properties page.
  • Click on the Settings tab
  • Uncheck Auto Insert Notification box
  • Restart your computer

Shift Method

See Shift Close Method for Windows XP above



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