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Windows 7: Autoplay Disabled

28 Feb 2011   #1
Birdulike

VISTA HP UPGRADED TO WIN7 HP
 
 
Autoplay Disabled


Hi everyone,
my autoplay function refuses to work despite following instructions in these forums!
I typed gpedit.msc in the search box as per the instruction all I got was gpedit.msc repeated three times so how am I supposed to then browse to Computer Configuration\ Administrative Templates\ Windows Components\ Autoplay Policies\ Turn off Autoplay.

None of the above works on my machine can anyone help please!



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28 Feb 2011   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi,

When you say "repeated 3 times" can't you just close 2 of them down? Depending on your machine It can take a few seconds for it to open up.


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28 Feb 2011   #3
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

What type of device are you wanting to AutoPlay? Is it a flash drive or Cd?

Was there a Windows Update released last month that restricted some AutoPlay feature? I can't remember if I noticed the summary of the update in Windows 7 or XP.

Maybe someone with a bit more knowledge of past updates can fill us in.
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28 Feb 2011   #4
Birdulike

VISTA HP UPGRADED TO WIN7 HP
 
 

Thanks guys I m trying to get the cd to start up and play
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28 Feb 2011   #5
Orbital Shark

 
 

When you open 'Computer' (from the Start Menu) and right-click your CD drive do you get 'Open Autoplay...' in the context menu list?
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28 Feb 2011   #6
Birdulike

VISTA HP UPGRADED TO WIN7 HP
 
 

No autoplay in context menu just open
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28 Feb 2011   #7
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Type Autoplay in the search box of your start menu. The first one listed should take you to the Autoplay settings menu you will find in control panel. In the window that opens there will be a check box at the very top to use "Autoplay for all media" and a reset to defaults at the bottom.

If you select "Computer" from your start menu, clicking the ICON for your optical drive should launch the autoplay if there is a disk in the drive that supports it. Even if autoply is disabled.

I believe the update mentioned above was for XP and disabled autoplay for thumbdrives.
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28 Feb 2011   #8
Orbital Shark

 
 

Try the following (from Microsoft Knowledge Base)...

Quote:
How to use Group Policy settings to disable all Autorun features in Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista
Use either of the following methods:

Method 1
  1. Click Start Autoplay Disabled-vistastartbutton.jpg, type Gpedit.msc in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Autoplay Disabled-securityshield.jpg If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
  3. Under Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, expand Windows Components, and then click Autoplay Policies.
  4. In the Details pane, double-click Turn off Autoplay.
  5. Click Enabled, and then select All drives in the Turn off Autoplay box to disable Autorun on all drives.
  6. Restart the computer.
Method 2
  1. Click Start Autoplay Disabled-vistastartbutton.jpg, type Gpedit.msc in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Autoplay Disabled-securityshield.jpg If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
  3. Under Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, expand Windows Components, and then click Autoplay Policies.
  4. In the Details pane, double-click Default Behavior for AutoRun.
  5. Click Enabled, and then select Do not execute any autorun commands in the Default Autorun behavior box to disable Autorun on all drives.
  6. Restart the computer.
warning   Warning
Neither Home Basic or Home Premium have access to the Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) please check the version you have installed


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28 Feb 2011   #9
Birdulike

VISTA HP UPGRADED TO WIN7 HP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Try the following (from Microsoft Knowledge Base)...

Quote:
How to use Group Policy settings to disable all Autorun features in Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista
Use either of the following methods:


Method 1
  1. Click Start Attachment 140969, type Gpedit.msc in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Attachment 140970 If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
  3. Under Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, expand Windows Components, and then click Autoplay Policies.
  4. In the Details pane, double-click Turn off Autoplay.
  5. Click Enabled, and then select All drives in the Turn off Autoplay box to disable Autorun on all drives.
  6. Restart the computer.
Method 2
  1. Click Start Attachment 140969, type Gpedit.msc in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Attachment 140970 If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
  3. Under Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, expand Windows Components, and then click Autoplay Policies.
  4. In the Details pane, double-click Default Behavior for AutoRun.
  5. Click Enabled, and then select Do not execute any autorun commands in the Default Autorun behavior box to disable Autorun on all drives.
  6. Restart the computer.
warning   Warning
Neither Home Basic or Home Premium have access to the Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) please check the version you have installed


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Thank you for your efforts and done all that still doesnt work typeing Gpedit.msc doesnt take me anywhere


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28 Feb 2011   #10
Orbital Shark

 
 

What version of 7 are you running? You cannot access GPEDIT.MSC from home premium or home basic.
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