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AutoPlay prompt gone

by trdavidson / November 24, 2011 7:31 PM PST

When I insert a disc or flash drive or memory card nothing happens. I must open My Computer to access files from any of the media.

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Not a bug
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 24, 2011 8:33 PM PST
In reply to: AutoPlay prompt gone

There was malware that could infect the autorun on external discs or drives, and when AutoPlay loaded that, it could infect the system. So Microsoft disabled AutoPlay.

You can choose what to do with discs from the Control Panel > AutoPlay options. But just be cautious whenever using non-commercial discs that you scan then before autoplaying from them.

Mark

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Not a bug
by trdavidson / November 25, 2011 2:55 PM PST
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Thanks, Mark

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There was plenty of information about it
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 25, 2011 9:20 PM PST
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at the time, and also the vulnerability was solved via Windows Updates, so you would have had all the information available from Microsoft from the updates themselves

Mark

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Well...
by trdavidson / November 27, 2011 1:36 AM PST

I guess I missed the memo... Blush

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Not A bug
by garyu203 / December 2, 2011 11:06 AM PST
In reply to: Not a bug

I have not seen Microsoft disable Autoplay in Windows 7, only Windows XP and many third party programs will also disable Autoplay. After checking control panel and Autoplay still checked, its still disabled.
Go to Services, Shell Hardware MUST be set to AUTO
Hope this helps.

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