Every time I connect my iPhone, Windows XP pops up a wizard (I think it's called "Microsoft Camera and Scanner Wizard) to retrieve photos - as if it were just a camera. How do I stop this from happening?

Oddly, when I connect my actual digital camera, this wizard doesn't pop up. I'm using cam2pc to unload photos from my camera, and that works fine and no Windows wizard pops up.

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1.) Go to Control Panel.
2.) Scroll to Scanners and Cameras.
3.) Right-click "Apple iPhone" and left-click "Properties" in the popup box.
4.) Within properties window click on the "Events" tab.
5.) Select "Take no action" under "Actions."

  • Don't think I'd have found that on my own. I'll try it out and report back - thank you Systech! Sep 23, 2009 at 7:19
  • @torbengb it should work fine
    – admintech
    Sep 23, 2009 at 8:44
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    Note that this requires plugging in the iPhone in order to see it on the "scanners and cameras" screen, AND requires dismissing the popup before it'll show the Properties tab.
    – Ian Varley
    Oct 8, 2009 at 15:59

For Vista:

Click the link at the bottom of the AutoPlay pop-up "Set AutoPlay defaults in Control Panel" Scroll down to your iPhone and select "Take no action" from the drop down.

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