Talk:AutoPlay

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Vista[edit]

I'd like to add some information about AutoPlay under Vista as the configuration behaviour is quite different from that under XP. However I do not know what effect the the tick box in the dialog has: "Use AutoPlay for all media and devices". Does that set NoDriveTypeAutoRun or what? I can't find any references and I can't just make up stuff. I don't use Vista... I'll add some text on the main page anyway, but if anyone has some decent info, post it below here... Thanks. Carveone —Preceding unsigned comment added by 137.43.55.13 (talk) 16:05, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

The Use AutoPlay for all media and devices sets something that isn't AutoRun related. Need a reference although I could wing it if someone ran regmon on Vista and toggled the option.
Note addition of IDynamicHWHandler in Vista. I wish Microsoft would document everything as well as they did in Win2k. Er. I take that back...
Note device specific settings in XP move to type specific settings in Vista which has been brought up before. Actually edited it before but I removed it (when I removed the Shift key reference) meaning to add it back in with more content. I haven't done it yet...
Carveone, 137.43.55.20 (talk) 20:32, 21 January 2010 (UTC)
Another year and no data... HKCU\...\AutoplayHandlers\DisableAutoplay is set by that tickbox. There are few official references to this key on the web. Setting the tickbox deletes that key and attempts to delete a swathe of other related keys. Carveone —Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.129.78.116 (talk) 14:16, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

AutoRun vs. AutoPlay[edit]

Is it possible to disable AutoRun but keep AutoPlay? How?

AutoRun is dangerous, and should generally be disabled. But, it would be convenient to still be able to automatically play inserted audio CDs and video DVDs. Is this possible?

There is a registry trick to kill autorun.inf processing, credited to Nick Brown:

REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
     NT\CurrentVersion\IniFileMapping\Autorun.inf] @="@SYS:DoesNotExist"
  • nickbrown-france.blogspot.com/2007/10/memory-stick-worms.html
  • blogs.computerworld.com/the_best_way_to_disable_autorun_to_be_protected_from_infected_usb_flash_drives
  • antivirus.about.com/od/securitytips/ht/autorun.htm

Basic AutoPlay seems to keep functioning in XP after this registry tweak. This change completely inhibits the ability to run autorun.inf files, so installing some software then requires the ability to view and understand such files, to find the .exe file that needs to be installed.-96.233.20.116 (talk) 20:31, 11 June 2012 (UTC)


This page should be updated to feature information about autoplay content on webpages such as video and sound files, for instance the autoplay videos that facebook are introducing. or should there be a disambiguation page and a separeate article created? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.20.56.219 (talk) 07:37, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Although this article is sound, clear and detailed I strongly support the fact that it is in need of and has room for a major update, covering the later Microsoft OSs (Win7 and Win8) and more info on "Cross-Platform Networking" taking into concideration the plethora of Mobile Devices on the market today, which by the way is going to increase in the future. SamiAEH (talk) 13:49, 29 June 2014 (UTC)