I think we may need some clarification on Autoplay Vs. Autorun.
AutoPlay is a Windows feature that lets you choose which program to
use to start different kinds of media, such as music CDs, or CDs or
DVDs containing photos. For example, the first time you try to play a
music CD, AutoPlay asks which media player you want to use, if you
have more than one installed on your computer. You can change AutoPlay
settings for each media type.
Autorun is a technology used to start some programs or enhanced
content (such as video content on a music CD) automatically when you
insert a CD or another media type into your computer. This is
different from AutoPlay, but the result is often the same: when
inserted, the CD starts automatically, using a particular program.
Autorun is incorporated into the media types that use it, and you
can't modify it.
When you try to play a CD or another media type that uses autorun,
AutoPlay asks you to choose an action to perform (for example, to play
the autorun content or to skip it).
Autorun on USB/Removable devices has been turned off in Windows since April 2009.
To enable Autorun you will have to change some settings on your computer.
- Click Start, type
gpedit.msc in the Start Search box, and then press
- If you are prompted for an administrator password or for
confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
Computer Configuration, expand
Administrative Templates, then expand
Components, and then click
- In the Details pane, double click on Turn off Autoplay ,and make sure that it is set to
- In the Details pane, double click on Default behavior for Autorun, set it to
Enabled and then select
Automatically execute the autorun commands
- Restart your computer.
Note that you will not be able to bypass the Autorun policy, it will only work on the intended media types such as CD's DVD's and Video Games.