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Windows 7: Making AutoRun Work

10 Oct 2011   #1
prospero

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 
Making AutoRun Work

I've had a Dickens of a job trying to get AutoRun to work on a DVD containing HTML files.
I've written various versions of AutoRun.INF ("Open=..."; Shellexecute=...") and so on.
In desperation I built a Start.exe file in Flash and that worked, but I need my client to have the disk run automatically.

In desperation I searched the web and eventually found this:

How to Enable / Disable Autorun for a Drive (using Registry) (SamLogic CD-Menu Creator - Article)

Excellent - it worked!

I hope this might help others.


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10 Oct 2011   #2
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

As long as you're aware that AutoRun was disabled for security reasons and re-enabling it opens up the client's computer to propagation of USB drive infections. I would send them two .reg files they can execute, one to enable AutoRun before doing whatever you have to do that requires it, and the other to disable it once you're done. Or, you could avoid all of this and educate them on how to go in and run the program from the disc.
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11 Oct 2011   #3
prospero

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
As long as you're aware that AutoRun was disabled for security reasons and re-enabling it opens up the client's computer to propagation of USB drive infections. I would send them two .reg files they can execute, one to enable AutoRun before doing whatever you have to do that requires it, and the other to disable it once you're done. Or, you could avoid all of this and educate them on how to go in and run the program from the disc.
Your point is well taken. The problem is some clients expect the disk to behave like a video DVD; pop it in the slot and away you go. I wouldn't want them fiddling with the registry though - tears before bedtime *lol*
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