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Disable Autoplay through a registry hack

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Autoplay is one of the most wildly annoying features I know. I just dislike inserting, let’s say, a TechNet CD, and have Windows open Internet Explorer and display a lot of useless information that I don’t care about.I would much rather browse through the file system of the disc, and go directly to what I need. Luckily, you can create a registry key to disable Autoplay:
 

  1. Open the Registry Editor
  2. Navigate through the Registry Editor to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  3. Create a DWORD named NoDriveTypeAutoRun
  4. Set the value to 000000FF

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