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Windows 7: How do I kill AutoPlay so it's truly dead?

07 Aug 2011   #1
srleslie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
How do I kill AutoPlay so it's truly dead?

Every time I touch my laptop in the wrong place the DVD drive opens. That's annoying. But not half as annoying as the fact that, when I close the drive, Windows Media Player interrupts whatever it's doing to start whatever disk in it. I have AutoPlay in Control Panel set for "Take no action" in every case, but it makes no difference. Control Panel/Default Programs/Set your default programs/Windows Media Player shows it has "all its defaults" and clicking on "Choose defaults for this program" yields a long list of checkboxes all filled in and totally resistant to any efforts to uncheck them.

I'm the sort who puts a manual choke in every car he owns, and I hate AutoPlay. Can someone tell me how to make it go away? Or is there something else I need to do here?

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 on a Celeron laptop.


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07 Aug 2011   #2
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Hi srleslie, welcome to 7F

This may interest you:
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-autorun.html

Check the bottom of the tutorial, there are related tutorials listed there.
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07 Aug 2011   #3
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

This one is good also.
Autorun.inf Files - Completely Block
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07 Aug 2011   #4
srleslie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you so much for your careful reading of my query: I've already turned off AutoPlay for all devices through the Control Panel, but Windows Media Player insists on cutting off what it's doing and starting whatever DVD is in the drive when I close it.

How do I get Windows Media Player to ignore the CD/DVD drive until I instruct it to play what's in it (which I never do, preferring GOM Player)?

Here's what Win7 has to offer:

http://www.scottleslie.net/Autorun.GIF

It would seem that DVDs can overrule all Windows settings and run themselves, if they wish. Thanks a lot, once again, Microsoft.
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07 Aug 2011   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

What do you have these settings set to?

Have you tried "Take no action" ?


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07 Aug 2011   #6
srleslie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Wow, does anyone actually read posts before replying?

I quote my original query: "I have AutoPlay in Control Panel set for "Take no action" in every case."
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07 Aug 2011   #7
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Yes we do! But, sometimes sentence structure gets in the way.

To be honest, I missed it also so you may as well take a bite outta' me! ........




There are times when, Windows Update (WU) does its thing, it resets some settings.
As users we are the final responsibility in what happens to our machines. We should be aware of what WU can do when its KB's are applied.

I took derekimo's reply as to reflect that, and Thought:
Quote:
he's wondering if, there may have been a change since the last time you set/checked it.
I do not like the tedium either! But, I check'um.
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07 Aug 2011   #8
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by srleslie View Post
Wow, does anyone actually read posts before replying?

I quote my original query: "I have AutoPlay in Control Panel set for "Take no action" in every case."
You're welcome, glad I could help.
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07 Aug 2011   #9
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by srleslie View Post
Every time I touch my laptop in the wrong place the DVD drive opens. That's annoying. But not half as annoying as the fact that, when I close the drive, Windows Media Player interrupts whatever it's doing to start whatever disk in it. I have AutoPlay in Control Panel set for "Take no action" in every case, but it makes no difference. Control Panel/Default Programs/Set your default programs/Windows Media Player shows it has "all its defaults" and clicking on "Choose defaults for this program" yields a long list of checkboxes all filled in and totally resistant to any efforts to uncheck them.

I'm the sort who puts a manual choke in every car he owns, and I hate AutoPlay. Can someone tell me how to make it go away? Or is there something else I need to do here?

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 on a Celeron laptop.
Since you don't use WMP, wonder if you care to try this.....

Start > Default Programs > Set prorams access and computer defaults > Custom > under Choose a default media player, next to Windows media Payer heading, UN-check " Enable access to this program " > OK
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