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Configure AutoPlay Settings in Windows 7

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Configure AutoPlay Settings in Windows 7
  

Autoplay setting windows 7 is very nice and very easy to use. Autoplay setting will allows you to select different programs to use for different digital media types like images from your digital camera or audio CDs etc (for ed you can set auto play setting for music CDs to open automatically with window media player).

With the help of Autoplay setting you can do following things.
  • Enable or disable auto play
  • You can assign default program for different media and other files.
  • You can autoplay action that you want to take when you insert any device or type of media.

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Re: Configure AutoPlay Settings in Windows 7

Steps for Configure AutoPlay Settings in Windows 7

1 - Open control panel in your computer


2 - Now click on All Control Panel Items.


3 - After clicking on the All Control Panel Items you have to click on AutoPlay.


4 - Now you will see that “Use AutoPlay for all media and devices” option is selected which means AutoPlay is ON. If you want to disable that then you have to uncheck “Use AutoPlay for all media and devices” option.


5 - Now after that click on save option
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Re: Configure AutoPlay Settings in Windows 7

If you want to disable AutoPlay for any specific media then do these steps.

1 - First you have to check “Use AutoPlay for all media and devices” option.

2 - After that you have to click on dropdown list of the media for which you want to disable Autoplay option.

3 - now select Take no action.


4 - then click on Save.
  • If you want to set default program for images then you have to select “View pictures using Windows”
  • If you want to set default program for Audio CD then you have to select “Play audio CD using Windows Media Player”
  • If you want to set default program for Video CD then you have to select “Play Vedio Cd using Windows Media Player” (see picture given below)


    If you want to set default action then you follow this

    1 - You have to click on the dropdown list of the media type for which you want to select default action.

    2 - After that you will get these options
    • Take no action
    • Ask me every time
    • Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer

    4 - you have to select option according to your requirement.

    5 - click on Save.

For eg.

If you don’t want to open pictures using windows then you should click on pictures and then select “Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer” or you can select “Take no action”

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Re: Configure AutoPlay Settings in Windows 7

I was trying to set windows media player as default program for video CD and I have followed the steps provided by you and it worked fine. Thank you for sharing this.
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Re: Configure AutoPlay Settings in Windows 7

In my computer I have recently installed windows 7 operating system and I was searching option for disabling auto play option and after that I have tried above steps and I have successfully disabled autoplay option. i really appreciate this information.
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