Disable AutoRun

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AutoRun’s are actions that Windows does as soon as you plug a device in via USB, CD Tray, ect. These can be highly annoying, try these steps to disable them. First, just go to Run => control => Use the search and search for “Auto” and then select “Choose what to do for Media Devices” and customize it there.

To Resolve: If On A Domain

  1. Run => gpedit.msc

  2. Computer Configuration => Administrative Templates => System. Right Click “Turn off Autoplay” => Properties => Change to “Enabled”.

  3. Reboot the computer.

To Resolve: If Not On A Domain

  1. Run => regedit

  2. Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer.

  3. Modify the “NoDriveTypeAutorun” to the Data Value “OxFF” (this will disable all drives).

  4. Click OK, exit regedit, and reboot the computer.