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Disable AutoPlay in Windows Vista

Windows Vista's AutoPlay options are a great improvement over Windows XP in terms of flexibility, but unfortunately there are so many options that it can be confusing, especially since there's no specific mention of USB Flash drives in the options. Open your Control Panel, and then click on "Play CDs or other media automatically" to open the AutoPlay dialog. Disable AutoPlay Globally. The quickest way to disable AutoPlay entirely is to just uncheck the box for "Use AutoPlay for all media and devices", which should usually work.

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Im having problems with my plug and play and or autoplay, whenever I put in my memory card the options dont pop up but it is recognized.


There should be no problem if the options box does not pop up but the card is still recognized. However, if you want to see the options box, then follow the following procedure.

To fix this you will need to change your autoplay settings. If you are still running windows xp, then you need to go to microsoft and get this download. It is a program that will attempt to fix your autoplay settings. If you are running windows vista or windows 7, then you need to find your autoplay settings in the control panel to change your settings.

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Trying to connect my dimage z1 to Acer computer, won't open automatically like it does on my other computer. Can you help. When in control panel of programs it is showing as working but I can't see it. On camera showing usb connection and also when usb connected to computer little green usb sign showing at bottome of compter


HI,

The autoplay feature is turned off.So to enable it please do the following.

FOR WINXP:
  1. Double click on the My Computer icon on your Desktop until it opens.
  2. Then gently click on your CD / DVD Rom Drive just until it becomes highlighted.
  3. Then click on the word File, which is contained in your top tool bar area.
  4. This will pull down a menu for you to now click on Properties.
  5. Then click on the Auto Play tab at the top of the screen.
  6. You can adjust settings for Music CDs, Music Files, Pictures, Video Files and Mixed Content.
  7. Now select a multimedia types by using the pull down arrow to the right with your mouse.
  8. Then for each multimedia type, use your mouse to encircle the Select an action to perform: option.
  9. To disable that multimedia type, click on the Take no action icon at the bottom of the screen.
  10. Now click on the Apply button at the bottom of the screen to save your changes.
  11. Continue in the above fashion for each multimedia type, choosing the Take no action option.
  12. And ensure that you click on the Apply button at the bottom of the screen to save your changes.
  13. Once all options have been set, then click on OK button to exit the CD Drive Properties window.
  14. Repeat the above procedure on any additional CD Rom Drives you have in your system.
  15. Note: If you feel you have made a mistake, you can click on the Restore Defaults icon at any time.
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Windows Vista's AutoPlay options are a great improvement over Windows XP in terms of flexibility, but unfortunately there are so many options that it can be confusing, especially since there's no specific mention of USB Flash drives in the options.
Open your Control Panel, and then click on "Play CDs or other media automatically" to open the AutoPlay dialog.



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Mar 31, 2008 | Cameras

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Disable AutoPlay in Windows Vista Windows Vista's AutoPlay options are a great improvement over Windows XP in terms of flexibility, but unfortunately there are so many options that it can be confusing, especially since there's no specific mention of USB Flash drives in the options. Open your Control Panel, and then click on "Play CDs or other media automatically" to open the AutoPlay dialog. Disable AutoPlay Globally The quickest way to disable AutoPlay entirely is to just uncheck the box for "Use AutoPlay for all media and devices", which should usually work. Disable for a Single Type You can choose a setting in the drop-down menu for a single type of drive, for instance Audio CD in this example. For this to work you'll have to make sure to keep the global autoplay option on, and then choose the specific setting in the drop-down. Disable for just Removable (flash) Drives The problem here is that while there are settings for Audio CDs and DVDs, there's nothing specifically for USB flash drives. Windows will determine the drive type based on the content it finds on the flash drive itself, so that's what we'll need to change. In order to disable AutoPlay for the removable drives, you should change all of the following to Take no action: Software and games, Pictures, Video files, Audio files, and Mixed content. Disable Through Group Policy A number of readers have written in complaining that the option to disable autoplay isn't working for them, so if you'd like to disable it entirely you can use the Group Policy editor on the Business and Ultimate versions of Vista. Open up gpedit.msc through the start menu search box, browse to Windows Components \ AutoPlay Policies, and change the value of "Turn off Autoplay" to enabled. You can choose whether to disable for just removable devices, or entirely. I'm not sure if that makes any sense, however. Disable with Registry Hack The Group Policy editor is not available on Windows Vista Home editions, so I've also included the registry tweak to disable AutoPlay entirely. Download and unzip this registry hack and then double-click on the appropriate file. DisableAutoPlay.reg will disable autoplay entirely. DisableAutoPlayRemovable.reg will disable autoplay on removable devices.

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Autoplay will not work


Hi,
Try This:-
My Computer/Right Click On desired Drive/Properties/Options to autoplay required Types Et,c.
You should also have these Options, In Software Programs Such as Nero Or Roxio Et,c.

Mike @ Compurepair.

Mar 01, 2008 | Pioneer DVR-112D DVD RW Dual Layer Burner

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MW3337 MP3 Player


Windows Vista includes MediaPlayer 11. Upon plugging the GPX into the USB it should give you the "AutoPlay" dialog box and you would click on "Play Audio Files" with "Windows Media Player". If you have Vista Basic, you may be out of luck.
I have also had success using the Windows explorer and treating the player like a flash drive by dragging the MP3 files onto the player's icon.

Aug 11, 2007 | GPX MW3337G

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