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How to disable autoplay in XP

By learninmypc
Mar 13, 2013
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  1. I got tired of waiting for the autoplay to quit on my XP so I googled the title & got this link http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967715

    I then scrolled down & clicked on this link http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=22818
    & followed directions to the letter
    Instructions

    1. To start the download, click the Download button and then do one of the following, or select another language from Change Language and then click Change.
      • Click Run to start the installation immediately.
      • Click Save to copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time.
    2. I'm still sitting here watching the autoplay crap going :(. Its a 465 gb usb harddrive.
    3. "EDIT" I even rebooted afterwards,too:(
    4. AUTOPLAY.JPG
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,408   +314

    Psst: Autostart <is not> Autoplay (or Autorun). The former is a boot-time choice for services and the latter is used on removable media :)
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,231   +232

    You're correct, I meant autoplay, sorry.
  4. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,286   +49

    Changed topic title to avoid confusion. :)
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,231   +232

    Topic title is correct, I goofed up in the post its self.
    I'm trying to disable autoplay when I plug my 465gb harddrive in.
    I've edited my original post, it is now correct.
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,231   +232

  7. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,372   +167

    Download TweakUI. Nifty tool to tweak a variety of user interface options in XP (many of which aren't easily accessible without registry hacks). TweakUI installs itself in C:\Windows\System32

    Look under My Computer->Autoplay. But also at all TweakUI tweak to your heart's delight :)
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,231   +232

    How easy is that to use? I'm not too tech savvey.
    "EDIT"
    I think I did it, will check in a bit.
  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,231   +232

    Thank you, it worked :)
    Jay Pfoutz likes this.
  10. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,372   +167

    Great!

    p.s. Don't underestimate yourself. Seems over the nearly 2 years you've been on TechSpot you've done a great job at "Learnin-your-pc" ;) (y)
    Jay Pfoutz likes this.
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,231   +232

    Thanks. TechSpot is a darn good school (forum) with some very patient helpers. More than I can say for other forums I've been to. (y)
    Jay Pfoutz likes this.
     


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