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How to enable or disable Autorun (Autoplay) function for specifice devices in Windows
September 4th, 2008 Goto comments Leave a comment The main reason of Autorun is to offer an app response to hardware actions that start on a computer. Autorun (Autoplay) feature is typically called from removable media like CD/DVDs and USB drives. During AutoPlay, the Autorun.inf file from the media is parsed. This file specifies which commands the system runs. Most of CD/DVD’s Installers and other removable devices use this functionality to start setup. So here is an article that helps you enable or disable autorun functionality for specific devices.

How to1.) Open Registry Editor (Type regedit in Start Search or Run Dialog Box and press ENTER) 2.) Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows \CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer 3.) Now look for NoDriveTypeAutoRun, a DWORD registry value and set its value as you desired to control autorun (autoplay) function for specific devices. HEX 1 4 8 10 20 40 80 Decimal 1 4 8 16 32 64 128 Action Disables AutoPlay on drives of unknown type Disables AutoPlay on removable drives Disables AutoPlay on fixed drives Disables AutoPlay on network drives Disables AutoPlay on CD-ROM drives Disables AutoPlay on RAM disks Disables AutoPlay on drives of unknown type

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