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Windows 7: Disable DVD drive icon

04 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Disable DVD drive icon

I set a custom icon for my optical hard drive within Windows (using the registry drive folders), but this icon is replaced whenever there is an actual optical media inside the drive. I want to override this behavior and force the system to always show my custom icon, it looks nicer. I know this is caused by the CD containing an autorun.inf file telling Windows to display such and such icon but surely there must be a way to disable this?

Disabling Autoplay did not do the trick, it does remove the "what do you want to do" popup when inserting a drive but does not prevent the icon from coming up.

Does anyone know how to do this? Thanks for your help.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 May 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)

There is a radical hack, but it works!

Autorun.inf Files - Completely Block

Reboot is required.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Disable DVD drive icon

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