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Thread: how dose one turn off auto play
12-14-03, 10:50 PM #1
how dose one turn off auto play
how do you turn off auto-play in win xp,
you know that thing that uses 1482% of you cpu power to read the whole cd locking up the entire world while its at it,
12-14-03, 10:57 PM #2
Start | Run | Type gpedit.msc and click OK | Expand the following branch in the LH pane of the Group Policy Editor...
Computer Configuration | Administrative Templates | System
Locate the entry for "Turn Off Autoplay" in the RH pane | Right click and select "Properties" | "Setting" tab | Click the "Enable" radio button.
You can accomplish the same thing by using TweakUI for XP, available from MS here...
...then with TweakUI open, expand the following branch...My Computer | AutoPlay
12-14-03, 11:26 PM #3
12-15-03, 01:08 PM #4
hey redduc, i can also do this by disabling the shell hardware detection service in services.msc .... is there a benefit to one way or the other?
12-15-03, 07:40 PM #5
I really don't see any difference/benefit between one method and the other. I'm glad you mentioned the Shell Hardware Detection service, because I hadn't even thought about that. The only thing I know of that can happen by disabling the service is...you may not see your hardware (example: DVD drive) displayed as a "DVD Drive" in Device Manager. Other than that, I don't know of anything else out of the ordinary that can occur by disabling it.