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Windows 7: What is AutoRun and AutoPlay

18 Aug 2013   #1
avinashrawat

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
What is AutoRun and AutoPlay

When I plug my USB in Windows 7 a Auto Play window appear that ask for General Options like (open folder to view files etc. ) but in Windows XP my USB directly open. Why.I want to Turn Off Auto run feature in Windows XP,How I can do this.

On Some blog i find whenever USB is directly open that's may become bigger reason to infected the system due to infected USB, please tell me are they right.

and also explain What is Auto Run and Auto Play


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18 Aug 2013   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

There is a pretty good explanation here: AutoRun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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18 Aug 2013   #3
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by avinashrawat View Post

On Some blog i find whenever USB is directly open that's may become bigger reason to infected the system due to infected USB, please tell me are they right.
You are right, that is why it was disabled in windows 7,

Windows 7 USB Autorun.inf
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18 Aug 2013   #4
avinashrawat

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

@Ztruker
u don't give answer of my all questions
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18 Aug 2013   #5
avinashrawat

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

@derekimo
how to disable Autorun in Windows XP.
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18 Aug 2013   #6
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by avinashrawat View Post
@derekimo
how to disable Autorun in Windows XP.

How to disable the Autorun functionality in Windows
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18 Aug 2013   #7
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

You didn't ask how to disable autorun in Windows XP. I thought you were asking how to make Windows 7 autorun work like Windows XP, sorry.

Questions like these are ideal for Google: disable autorun windows xp
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