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Windows 7: Stop AutoPlay Popup

27 Jul 2010   #1
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 
Stop AutoPlay Popup

I've got an external drive hooked up through USB. Everytime I boot up I get this auto play popup all the time.

Is there a way to stop this happening at bootup as I know it is there & it is only for storage?




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27 Jul 2010   #2
Delphin

windows 7
 
 

Type gpedit.msc in run and hit enter

In the group policy windows navigate to,

user configuration>Administrative templates>Windows components>Auto play policies

Stop AutoPlay Popup-capture5.png

In the right pane double click on turn off autoplay and make it as enabled...

You are done...


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27 Jul 2010   #3
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

Thanks Delphin. I'll see how that goes.
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27 Jul 2010   #4
Delphin

windows 7
 
 

You are welcome..
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01 Oct 2014   #5
ronbarak

Windows 7
 
 
For USB (external) drives, one needs to choose "All Drives"

Just tried this fix, and it works.
Note (even if obvious in retrospect):
for a USB (external) drive, one needs to choose "All Drives" and not "CD-ROM and removable media drive" (see Capture.JPG attachment).


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