Disable Autoplay Windows 2000/XP

To Disable CD autoplay, completely, in Windows XP Pro

1) Click Start, Run and enter GPEDIT.MSC

2) Go to Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, System.

3) Locate the entry for Disable Autoplay and modify it as you desire.
Leave A Reply - 8 Replies
tj johnson 2005-06-20 04:58am - johnsontj@... - Logged IP:

I sure hopes this works- autoplay has been driving me batty, every time I'd get rid of it and set a restore point the next time I booted up there it was again!!! I'll let ya knowhow things turn out.

tj johnson 2005-06-29 09:59am - No Email - Logged IP:

Thank u thank u this DID take care of my problem!

ven 2005-09-09 07:37pm - No Email - Logged IP:

Thank you, it works nicely!

Anonymous Surfer 2005-10-04 04:04pm - No Email - Logged IP:

Worked for External Hard Drives as well.


Brad 2006-02-15 12:48pm - No Email - Logged IP:

Thanks alot. No more Autoplay headache for me!



RS 2007-09-19 08:39am - No Email - Logged IP:

Thanks so much! I have tried long and hard to find a solution, and now I have, thanks to you!!

James L. Shuel 2008-08-10 06:40am - shueljls@... - Logged IP:

OK Great stuff,the autoplay feature itself is gone, but I still get the dingding-dongdong chime occasionally. How do I get rid of that ? Please, Thanks......Jim

Milosh 2011-09-22 11:53am - No Email - Logged IP:

Because of some bug in gpedit, this doesn't work all the time, and viruses can find way to avoid this protection. The best way to disable autoplay/autorun is using tool Autoplay Disabler Pro ( http://www.autoplaydisabler.us ). It's easy to use, free to download, and it really works!

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