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Windows 7: optical disk dont autorun or play

27 Sep 2010   #1
regnad

w7 64
 
 
optical disk dont autorun or play

i want to be able to put in a cd or game to install and have it start automatically or start when i double click the cd drive. all it will do now is explore the contents when i click the cd drive forcing me to look for the .exe to get things going. ive tried the instructions here but none seem to work.


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28 Sep 2010   #2
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Have you already tried changing the Auto Play Options?

Start / Default programs / Change Auto Play Settings


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28 Sep 2010   #3
regnad

w7 64
 
 

yes, over and over. i just popped in a red book music cd and the os popped up the option to play with wmp or another app so looks like the cd's work but non of my games i installed nor did norton 2011 did anything. i had to click my computer, d: drive and instead of executing the autorun it would open the disk. i would then have to click on setup in order to run.
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28 Sep 2010   #4
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

What games fail to auto run?

Is it particular ones, or all you have tried?
Originals or copys?
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28 Sep 2010   #5
regnad

w7 64
 
 

all i have tried, originals. FEAR wont load at all, gives error i assume its due to OS or something. but none of the software disk that i put in the drive autorun.
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28 Sep 2010   #6
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

FEAR does work on Win7 x64, I have it

You may need to navigate to the Setup.exe and in properties change it to:
"Always run as Admin", and Compatability mode "Windows Vista" ---posssibly XP.
Then try to install.


Some older games will need to have the same thing done to the Autorun or the Setup.exe itself.

This is likely all that is wrong.

You may even be able to right click the CD/DVD drive and choose run admin
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28 Sep 2010   #7
regnad

w7 64
 
 

thx wishmaster, was going to try what you said and i noticed i was missing disk 5 of 5..... how about getting my brother mfc-420cn printer to work completely? i somehow got it to print but i cant scan. any tricks for this? oh, and the brother software disk autoruns just fine!
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