Disable CD Autoplay

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peterbrown

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The tip listed on this site (using gpedit.msc) works only for Win XP Pro, not the Home Edition. To disable autoplay in Win XP home:

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Click Start , click Run , type regedit in the Open box, and then press ENTER.


Locate and click the following registry key:


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CDRom
To disable automatically running CD-ROMs, change the Autorun value to 0 (zero). To enable automatically running CD-ROMs, change the Autorun value to 1.


Restart your computer.


NOTE : This method disables automatically running CD-ROMs. If you want to disable automatically running CD-ROMs depending on the CD-ROM that you insert in the CD-ROM drive, you can press and hold down one of the SHIFT key while you insert the CD-ROM.

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This info. can be found in MS Knowledge Base Article Q155217

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q155217
 

Lonman

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Get yourself a copy of XP Powertoys. Use Tweak UI to disable Autoplay... see if that works for you.
 
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peterbrown

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Tweak UI vs RegEdit

Tweak UI only allows you to modify the exiting Win XP defaults for AutoPlay (as in right-clicking the CD ROM drive in My Computer), not disable it entirely...the Win98 Tweak UI did have the turn-off autoplay completely feature.
 
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bobdouglas

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Autorun

I think the trouble is although I have it eanvble in tweakui,
CD roms in CD-rw or DVD drive do not usually autorun.
 

Krux

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can't you just hold shift down when you put a cd in???
 

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