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Windows 7: Prevent Windows Media Center from autoplay a DVD


22 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Prevent Windows Media Center from autoplay a DVD

Is there an easy way that I can configure my computer, so that each time I put a movie DVD into my drive that media center won't automatically fire up and try to plaback the movie.

I often rip movies from Netflix onto DVD+RW's and watch them later. However, when I put in the DVD+RW to erase it, I'm always dealing with Media Center starting up and trying to playback the movie. Obviously have same problem when I put in movie to rip, it wants to autoplay it, and I just want to use my dvd ripping tool of choice.


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22 Aug 2009   #2

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Try this if you havn't already:

Go to control panel click on Hardware and Sound then click on AutoPlay (change default settings for media devices.) This gives a list of options to choose what happens when you insert each type of media or device.
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22 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If Robearl2x's suggestion doesn't work try going to Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations
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29 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robearl2x View Post
Try this if you havn't already:

Go to control panel click on Hardware and Sound then click on AutoPlay (change default settings for media devices.) This gives a list of options to choose what happens when you insert each type of media or device.
Sorry for the delay, but I was away from my Windows 7 box for a short period of time. That worked and did the trick...I just honestly didn't know where the setting was.
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29 Aug 2009   #5

 
 

You can also gain quick-access to the Default Programs from the startmenu
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29 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
You can also gain quick-access to the Default Programs from the startmenu
How do you do that? I guess I'm not following you.
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16 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7 RTM 7127
 
 

Hold down the Shift Key
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24 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Interesting quote from Help under Auto Play.

"If a media program is open in an active window, it can cancel AutoPlay and just run or play the content itself. AutoPlay won’t appear and the default action won’t happen. Some programs do cancel AutoPlay when they’re open, depending on the type of media you insert."

Jim
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25 Sep 2010   #9

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

you can type autoplay in the windows search bar and press enter. That should open you right to the settings page to edit all autoplay options.

Or you can use the Default Programs button in the start menu and then click on Change Autoplay Settings

Ether way, but you'll see the "DVD Movie" in the list,
Just set it to "Take No Action"

Done!


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