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Help me please!

by Shanteran / February 3, 2013 6:40 AM PST

I'm trying to run and save a program from a CD to my hp laptop. The CD will not autorun like I've personally seen this cd do on other hp laptops. All it shows on the CD is desktop.ini. When clicked it opens to little computer writing in wordpad. Help how do I run and save this program to my laptop!!??

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You probably need to change Autorun settings
by wpgwpg / February 3, 2013 6:48 AM PST
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I'd tell you how to change your Autorun settings, but since you neglected to say what version of Windows you're running,... I'm afraid my dog broke my crystal ball. Plain

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windows 7
by Shanteran / February 3, 2013 7:00 AM PST

Ooops sorry windows 7. Thanks for the help!

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Autorun settings
by wpgwpg / February 3, 2013 8:51 AM PST
In reply to: windows 7

Click Start -> Control Panel -> Autoplay. The top two settings are the ones to set. My top one is set to play with Windows Media Player, my 2nd one says "choose a default". It's possible that the CD you have was created in a format WMP can't handle. If that's the case, you'll need to download and install something like Real Player, Roxio, or Nero.

Good luck.

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Doesn't work
by Shanteran / February 4, 2013 7:55 AM PST
In reply to: Autorun settings

I already have those set and have real player downloaded. I don't know what else to do. Could it be my registry? I think they may be not set right is there a way without rebooting that fix them?

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by Shanteran / February 3, 2013 7:04 AM PST

I could only find my autoplay settings and they are set. I've read online they are the same and also not the same.?

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You are talking about ...
by Edward ODaniel / February 4, 2013 12:34 PM PST
In reply to: Help me please!

a "program" then you get going on "autoplay".

Tell us WHAT the program is and what you expect it to do when it autoplays.

Is it supposed to start the installation of some application or is it supposed to open some specific application that is already installed?

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