Enable AutoPlay in Windows®
What are the advantages of AutoPlay feature and benefits of enabling tis feature in Windows?
The AutoPlay is a feature found with Windows Operating System. This feature would allow the instant opening of files and viewing of files whenever you insert some removable media like CD, DVD etc. This feature is introduced with the Windows XP Operating System. Due to the presence of this feature, you do not require manual opening of the removable media like CD, DVD etc. thus saving time needed in manual opening of those medias. In general, usage of the external devices could be done very easily by make using this feature. You could configure the AutoPlay feature to associate favorite applications with AutoPlay events.
Following are some information about the advantages of windows AutoPlay feature, and methods to enable AutoPlay feature:
- From Control Panel
- Local Group Policy Editor
Windows AutoPlay feature has plenty of advantages. This feature was introduced in order to simplify the use of devices like memory cards, MP3 players, USB storage devices etc. it automatically starts the program which is needed to access and view the data on these devices.
From Control Panel
You would click the Start menu and from that click Control Panel. Then you need to click Hardware and Sound option. You have then uncheck check box for Use AutoPlay for all media and devices. You would then click Save in order to save all these changes. After that, the AutoPlay dialog box will open when you open the removable devices.
You can also enable the AutoPlay feature by using Local Group Policy Editor. Firstly, click Start and have to type gpedit.msc in Search box and would press Enter. You would then open folder named Administrative Templates and also the Windows Components present in left of navigation panel. You would then click the folder named AutoPlay Policies. In the left side, you need to double-click the option named Turn off AutoPlay. You would then click the circle which is found next to Enabled. After that, from the drop down menu, which is below the Option, you have to choose All Drives. Then, click Apply and have to click OK.
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