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Windows 7: How can I disable "autostart" from ALL external devices?

03 Sep 2015   #11
SJLPHI

W7 Pro 64 and 32 bit, 2 laptops
 
 

the external HDD, ALL except Linux-only drive has been formatted to NTFS. Linux-only drive is ext4, this MAKES SURE that windows does not recognize it(this is preferred for me).


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04 Sep 2015   #12
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Sorry for not getting back sooner. I've put in a help request for someone that has more knowledge of Linux.
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04 Sep 2015   #13
SJLPHI

W7 Pro 64 and 32 bit, 2 laptops
 
 

thank you,
but this is strictly for Linux, I'm happy how my linux OS behaviours because I personally customized everything without breaking my system.

I'm unhappy however with Windows7 not being too transparent.
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04 Sep 2015   #14
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
I'm not familiar with Linux but doesn't it have a different file system and need a special driver to support NTFS?
The "Big Name" Linux Distros (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, etc.) normally have no issues with NTFS.
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The NTFS performance in Linux Distros is often slower than on Windows.

Linux will apparently run on many different types of file systems.
Ubuntu and LM normally use EXT (my friend has experimented with other file systems, like BTRFS).

If a Linux Distro doesn't support NTFS, you can download some software to "embed" it.
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