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CD/DVD drive problem

by dawntash / July 6, 2012 8:34 AM PDT

When I put a CD/DVD into my laptop, it doesn't play automatically. I find I have to go to computer, then E: Drive and open the files that way by selecting any .exe files by pot luck to run/install software. I have checked the media settings and they are set correctly. I have updated my drivers since upgrading from Vista to Windows 7. The laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1545.

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You're right! It's not supposed to anymore!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 6, 2012 11:55 AM PDT
In reply to: CD/DVD drive problem

Microsoft had to bury (kill) autorun and autoplay when bad folk began to use that as a way to install bad things.

Nothing busted. It's working as it should.
Bob

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CD/DVD drive prob
by dawntash / July 7, 2012 3:39 AM PDT

Thanks so much for your reply. I'm really surprised though that Microsoft has made things awkward for when one buys new software, as it used to be a case of putting the disc in the drive and then automatically being prompted to install it.

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Sorry, the bad people caused this issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 7, 2012 12:39 PM PDT
In reply to: CD/DVD drive prob

If folk didn't exploit it, then it would have been fine.

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