Tips to turn off Autorun feature in Microsoft® Windows®
Learn about Autorun functionality given in Microsoft Windows. What is the technique to turn off the Autorun feature?
Windows operating systems usually come with an Autorun feature. The feature is more useful for the users who need high speed access and performance features in their system. The Autorun is a utility that is used to enable the Operating System in displaying drive opening options as you insert a new removable media to the system. Thus, you need not to open the drive each time to get its contents displayed. It will display the drive folder opened in your system as soon as it is inserted. Unfortunately, the feature has been disabled in the Windows 7. But, now you have an option to access it. The users have two options to enable or disable this feature either by using the Windows control panel or group policy.
The following are some of the details about AutoRun functionality and the technique to turn off the Autorun feature in Microsoft Windows:
- Simple to use
- Saves time
- Method to turn off
Simple to use
The main advantage of the Autorun feature in Windows is its simplicity. You need not be a technician to use the feature. You would have to just insert the drive in the system. You could then see different option to run it like Play, Open folder to view files, Import Pictures and Videos etc. Then if you need to open a movie and play it, you would have to just select the Play option and see the movie running.
Another main advantage of the Autorun feature in Windows is that it saves much of your time. You need not have to open each folder and items every time. You can see all your needed items displayed with a single mouse-click despite of its type. All folders will be loaded within seconds with some click-sounds in background.
In order to turn off Autorun feature you need to go to the 'Start' menu and then choose 'Run'. Then when the run dialog box opens you need to type 'regedit' in it and click 'OK'. After that you need to locate the associated registry keys. Then right click NoDriveTypeAutoRun and click 'Modify'. You would also have to type 0xFF in the Value data box so as to disable all types of drive. Finally click on Ok and exit the Registry editor.
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