Automatically running programs from inserted discs, USB flash drives, etc.

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How to remove AutoPlay from PC and Devices in Windows 8?

I've disabled AutoPlay by policy and removed the icon from Control Panel but haven't found a way to remove AutoPlay from PC and Devices in Change PC Settings. I can change it to default to "Off", but ...
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Autorun.inf in Windows 8/8.1 for USB Drives

I have created a file named autorun.inf to make one of my software setup run when the usb is plugged into Windows 8/8.1 OS . This is my autorun.inf code: [AutoRun] shellexecute="Mem.exe //It would ...
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Autoplay Bluray with VLC

VLC can support Bluray playback after installing two small files in the right directories. However, when you insert a bluray disc, you can't right click and play with VLC. You have to launch VLC, ...
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how to edit autoplay action for device? (Windows 7/8)

I'm looking for a way to add a program to the list of default autoplay actions when I connect a device, specifically opening up iFunBox when connecting an iPhone. Default Programs Editor will let you ...
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How do you stop windows 7 from auto streaming mp3's online?

Be it IE, Firefox or Chrome whenever I try to download a media file windows 7 starts streaming it in the browser instead of giving me options about what I want to do with the file i'm trying to ...
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Every USB flash drive that is plugged in prompts for autoplay twice

On my Windows 7 laptop, every single USB flash drive causes two prompts from autoplay. Even empty flash drives. How do I fix this?
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How to remove old AutoPlay items in Windows 7?

How to edit the AutoPlay menu items in order to remove old items? Adobe Lightroom creates with each version a new item but does not remove the old items.
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Bypass disabled autorun for USB devices on Windows 7

The following was mentioned in a post regarding autorunning from a flash drive: "To get autorun working under Windows 7 requires special firmware on the drive and/or some specialty software ...
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Creating an audio CD that also opens a video presentation on a PC

I've seen this before with commercial CDs: they sound like regular a audio CD when inserted into a music player or stereo, but when inserted into a PC they instead open up a Flash presentation (.exe) ...
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Can't change Dropbox's Autoplay settings

Every time I plug in my USB memory stick, Dropbox instantly starts scanning for and uploading photos from it. I do not want it to do this and I want to get a Windows prompt upon any media being ...
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How can I make Windows explore a DVD instead of playing it by default?

How can I make Windows explore a DVD (which consists of a video_ts folder and .ifo, .bup, .vob files in it), just by clicking the DVD drive icon in My Computer? Right now, when clicking this icon, ...
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Disable Device Stage Capability

Is it possible to prevent or disable autorun/autoplay/device-stage by modifying regedit? Because of some constraints, I cannot disable by Control Panel options. I found some related questions here, ...
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Windows 7 Autoplay does not show text

When I plug in a removable flash drive, the Autoplay menu comes up, except it does not have any text. It does this for CDs as well. Things I have tried: Running SFC /scannow. Finds corrupt files, ...
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how to trigger dvd's autoplay programmatically

I want to enable auto-playing on DVD drive (specifically, virtual one created using UltraISO - they don't support the auto-play yet) so that when I click on some shortcut, the auto play of drive E: ...
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How to setup Windows 7 per device Autoplay?

Autoplay works, but the devices are not listed in Control Panel - AutoPlay - Devices, thus I can't set it up per device. Tried two different PCs, USB sticks, USB harddisk, DVDs, nothing. In XP I could ...
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Automatically playing a DVD movie?

I have set up Autoplay to launch Media Player Upon insertion of a DVD movie in my DVD/CD R/W. I have set all of the defaults for Media Player. It always used to play properly. Now the only way that I ...
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How to prevent HP Photosmart Essential from launching on removal drive insertion

My in-laws bought an HP computer loaded with HP junk, and it's giving me a headache. When they insert a camera memory card into their printer, the Auto-Play dialog comes up, but it also launches the ...
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External harddrive not recognized when connected to asus laptop running Windows 7

I'm trying to connect a Beyondmicro 250 GB external USB NTFS hard drive, model number BMMDU2 with it's own power supply to a 64-bit version of Windows Vista on an Asus laptop, the error message i'm ...
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Autoplay not working

The auto play on my DVD drives suddenly stopped working for some reason. Even with store-bought DVDs it does not work, although I can watch movies quite successfully if I run Windows Media Player and ...
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Why can't I install Modern Warfare 3? [closed]

When I insert the Modern Warfare 3 DVD, Windows loads for a while and then this window opens: Why is there no option to install the game? If I double click the DVD from My Computer, it just lets ...
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How do I scan a USB 3G modem for malware without reinfecting the PC?

My mother's Windows XP system recently got infected with the SHeur trojan (SHeur4.ese). I was able to download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware in line with the advice here, but the modem was ...
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How to create CD with auto run that opens full screen browser?

I have a CD with presentation made in HTML format (there are reasons for that). AutoPlay on Windows should open default browser and display presentation in full screen mode. How to achieve that?
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How to disable Autoplay events for a specific device?

I have this USB microphone, and I usually keep it connected to my Windows XP box for recording, but since there are not too many USB ports on it, I sometimes have to disconnect it to use the port for ...
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How can “Install or run program from your media” be disabled?

Recently something in Windows 7 has changed such that the default action for removable drives has become Install or run program from your media instead of Open. I checked the AutoPlay control panel ...
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Delay Autoplay in Windows 7

The question is, how do you delay AutoPlay in Windows 7? (Below is the reason and the scenario) I am using DVD Fab 8.0.8.5 to decrypt movies (that I own) into the raw Video TS and Audio TS folders so ...
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No autoplay when plugging my mmc sd

I'm on Windows 7. When I plug my mmc sd I hear the sound indicating it was identified (and when I unplug I hear the "unplugged" sound). However, the autoplay window doesn't show up. Also, the sd drive ...
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Windows 7 does not refresh dvd/cd player contents

First of all, let me start by saying that I don't think that this is an auto-play problem. When I put a music CD into my cd/dvd drive, nothing happens. If I have an explorer windows open it does not ...
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Disable Autoplay Windows 7 64bit

I disabled auto play in Control Panel > AutoPlay, but occasionally for no reason it gets enabled somehow, not sure how this happens, seems to be random and not related to a Windows Update or Software ...
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Windows 7 Explorer AutoPlay notifications - how to disable for certain devices?

Under Windows XP, it was possible to disable notifications from Explorer on inserting certain devices (for example, your iPhone). Under Windows 7, this seems to no longer be the case. I want to ...
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Auto play for USB External Hard Drive keeps popping up

I also have a 2 TB Seagate External hard drive and the auto play keeps popping up about every 30 minutes. Does this mean my drive is unstable and on the way to crashing? Is there a way to stop this ...
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How to re-enable Autoplay for removeable drives on Windows 7

When I plug a USB thumb drive into my Win7 PC, it no longer auto-launches the window giving me options like "Import Photos" or "browse". The drive is recognized but nothing autolaunches. Similarly, ...
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USB drive autorun.inf

I've got 2 identical USB drives with identical files... including the autorun.inf. Yet upon insertion 1 comes up with the Autoplay menu & the other opens a usb contents window. Why would this ...
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Disable Hulu Desktop Startup Show

I'm using Hulu Desktop as part of my HTPC. However, as anyone who has used it knows, whenever I start Hulu Desktop it chooses a show of Hulu's choice and starts playing it, which is incredibly ...
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How to turn off Nautilus autoplay under KDE?

does anyone have an idea why when I insert a cd/dvd/flash nautilus opens as a default file manager under KDE instead of dolphin krusader? in my system settings krusader is set as the default manager, ...
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Problem with AutoPlay

I am using Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2. In my Control Panel (Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> AutoPlay) "Use AutoPlay for all media devices" is turned on. But still AutoPlay is not ...
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Auto-play not working - CD-ROMS and USB drive

No help from Google or Microsoft - so I'll ask some experts. All solutions I have tried are below. When I put a CD in the computer, or plug in a USB flash drive, I don't get a window asking me what ...
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Changing AutoPlay options

Is there a way to remove or change the order of the options and/or programs that pop up when you plug in a CD, USB stick or the like? I don't know what it's called exactly, but it's that menu or ...
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Enable Autoplay in Windows XP?

How can I enable the Autoplay prompt in Windows XP? I have tried the following things: right clicking the drive and selecting autoplay and have the radio button for prompt checked. I have tried ...
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Completely disable autorun/autoplay features in Windows XP SP3 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable autorun for XP Home I'm sure this has been answered before but I'm going to ask again because I couldn't seem to find the answer. A machine has been hit ...
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Auto-run CD that opens a video?

I want to create an auto-run CD that will play a video without needing any codecs. Is there software that can do this for me? Or would I have to write something myself?
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How do I stop Windows Media Player 12 auto playing CD's?

I've set autoplay to "Take no action" on all devices and file types in Windows 7, but Windows Media Player 12 seems to completely ignore this. I can't find a setting in any of the media player options ...
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Disable Autoplay of Audio CDs and USB Drives with registry

I find it very annoying when I go home from work and plug my laptop into my external hard drive… The autoplay window always pops up and asks me what I want to do with the files, which may be fine the ...
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Disable the autoplay dialog in W7

I know that W7 has disabled the autorun feature by default when you insert a EHD if a Autorun.inf in the root folder, but plugging in the drive still caused the AutoPlay dialog to appear, Pictures and ...
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How do disable Windows (Vista) autoplay dialog for removable media

Whenever I insert a USB stick/external harddrive/CD/DVD an automatic dialog always comes up. It scans the media and tries to suggest programs to open the new files with. I never use it. I would ...