How to Turn off Autoplay of USB drives and CDs in Window 7


For me, it’s really annoying to have autoplay dialogue box appear every time I insert my USB drives or my CDs into my pc. I’m not a big fan of this feature, so I’ve never kept it on. Since it’s a bit different in appearance of window xp comparing to window 7, I decided to make this article up accompanied with a video tutorial. Hopefully, this article will help you:

Question: What is Autoplay Dialogue Box?

Answer: Autoplay Dialogue Box is a box appeared when you insert your USB drives or CDs into your computer. See the below picture:

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Autoplay Dialogue Box

Question: Why should you turn Autoplay of USB drives and CDs off?

Answer:

  • It’s really annoying to have a box appear on your screen every time you insert your USB drives or CDs.
  • To prevent the autorun USB viruses infected to your computer.

Question: How to turn Autoplay of USB drives and CDs off?

Answer:

  1. Type “gpedit.msc” in the Start Search Box, and then press ENTER to open Local Group Policy Editor.

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    Type "gpedit.msc" in start search box

  2. Under Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, expand Windows Components > click Autoplay Policies.

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    Local Group Policy Editor box

  3. In the right pane, double-click Turn off Autoplay to open the Properties box.

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    "Turn off Autoplay" box

  4. Click Enabled, and then select All drives in the Turn off Autoplay on box to disable Autorun on all drives.

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    How to turn off autoplay

  5. Do the same as instruction 1 to 4 for Administrative Templates under User Configuration.

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    Do the same for administrative template under "User Configuration"

Written by: Dara Saoyuth

Written date: 23/02/2010

Video tutorial for this tip click here

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About Saoyuth

A graduate in Media Management with experiences working as a reporter with local and international news institutions, a multimedia team leader and a TV Producer for a LIVE News Show. Currently, I am a freelance video maker and social media consultant.

Posted on February 23, 2010, in How to? and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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