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Windows 7: Autorun on USB stick

22 Apr 2010   #1
aaaltd

W7 and Vista
 
 
Autorun on USB stick

Hi,

I need some help to make my 20kb USB stick autorun (automatically open) a website link on xp. vista and w7. how do i do that?

I already have this on the stick...

[autorun]
shellexecute=www.websitelink.com

But when I plug the USB stick on vista, it opens a popup prompting me to view the files first. On W7, I don't get any response at all.

Am I doing something wrong? The main idea is to open the website automatically (no setting changes to be done on the PC. No special program to be installed. No pop-ups ) when the USB stick is plugged into the port.

Can someone help please!



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22 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

It doesn't seem possible, as Windows automatically opens the AutoRun menu instead of following instructions given by the stick.

Read This: Using AutoRun with a USB Flash Drive / USB stick

If you really want to add the line anyway, the command you used is the best way to open a website.

I believe the reason for Windows not automatically following the stick's instructions are to prevent malware/viruses. You could easily run a malicious program or direct the user to a malicious website. I think it's a good think that the menu comes up, you can still use the command and the user will get the option in the AutoRun Menu. You can also change the label of the stick using label=LABELHERE.

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