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Why won't my Quicken installation disk run when I load it in the CD drive of my Windows 8.1 computer? When the disc was put in the computer's tray, the tray closed and nothing happens.

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    Have you checked your AutoPlay settings? – joeqwerty Jan 7 '14 at 22:35
  • Windows 8.2? But for the AutoPlay: wikihow.com/Change-Autoplay-Settings-in-Windows-8 – Rik Jan 7 '14 at 22:52
  • Fixed to be 8.1 since 8.2 isn't beta yet. Even then, 8.2 would be beta software, which is out of scope on SU. – nerdwaller Jan 7 '14 at 23:07
  • If you check the drives under 'This Computer' do you see the CD-ROM drive listed there with a drive letter? – Atari911 Jan 7 '14 at 23:09
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As of Windows 7 automatically playing the software content on a CD, DVD or BluRay is DISABLED by default in Windows.
It is just too much of an easy way for a virus to get automatically started.

You can right-click on the CD icon in Explorer and launch the application that would have auto-played (the setup in your case) from there if you want.

To make that the default behavior see the link posted by Rik in the comments.

  • As of Windows 7 automatically playing the software content on a CD, DVD or BluRay is DISABLED by default in Windows. It is just too much of an easy way for a virus to get automatically started. In this case, it really is “a feature, not a bug”. ツ – Synetech Jan 8 '14 at 1:31

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