Change AutoPlay settings in Windows®
What are the methods to change AutoPlay settings on Windows?
The AutoPlay is a feature found with various Windows Operating Systems. This feature allows the instant opening of files and viewing of files whenever you insert the some removable media like CD, DVD etc. This feature introduced with the Windows XP Operating System. Due to the presence of this feature, you do not need manual opening of the removable media like CD, DVD etc. You could configure the AutoPlay feature to associate favorite applications with AutoPlay events. You could change the Windows AutoPlay settings in two ways. One way is by using Group Policy Editor and the other is by using the option in Control Panel.
Following are the information and methods to change the AutoPlay settings, and the significance of AutoPlay settings:
- Using Group Policy Editor
- From Control Panel
- Significance of AutoPlay
Using Group Policy Editor
You can change the AutoPlay settings by using Local Group Policy Editor. Firstly, click Start and have to type gpedit.msc in Search box and would press Enter. Then, open folder named Administrative Templates and also the Windows Components present in left of navigation panel. Click the folder named AutoPlay Policies and you will obtaon options to change the settings of Windows AutoPlay.
From Control Panel
To change the AutoPlay settings, you need to click the Start menu and from that, click Control Panel. Then, you need to click Hardware and Sound option. You have uncheck the option Use AutoPlay for all media and devices. Then, click Save in order to save all these changes. After that, the AutoPlay would be found when you open the removable devices.
Windows AutoPlay feature has number of advantages. This feature was introduced in order to simplify the use of devices like memory cards, MP3 players, USB storage devices etc. AutoPlay automatically starts the program which is needed to access and view the data on these devices.
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