Turn Off AutoPlay For Removal Drive in Windows 8

Introduction

 
In this article, we are explaining how to disable the Autorun functionality for the removal of media in Windows 8. If you insert a media into a drive, AutoPlay begins reading from the drive. Therefore a setup file of programs and music on audio starts immediately. Basically Autorun commands are stored in Autorun.inf files. Autorun has features such as Double-click, Contextual Menu, and AutoPlay.
 
Before Windows XP SP2 AutoPlay was disabled by default on the removal of a drive such as a floppy disk drive but not a CD drive and on a network drive. If you enable this policy setting, AutoPlay is disabled on CD-ROM and removable media drives or disabled on all drives. This policy setting disables AutoPlay on additional types of drives. You cannot use this setting to enable AutoPlay for drives on which it is disabled by default.
 

Steps How to Disable Autorun in Windows 8

 
Step 1
 
Move the cursor on the right-bottom and select the search box and enter into the search box what you want.
 
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Step 2
 
In the search box you enter the gpedit.msc under the application tab and click on the window that is shown.
 
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step 3
 
In the window that is shown, you will see the "Local Group Policy Editor" window.
 
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Step 4
 
In this step, I want to Turn Off AutoPlay. Click on the Computer Configuration sub-category Administrative Template sub-category Windows Component sub-category AutoPlay Policies and click on the "Turn Off Autoplay".
 

Computer Configuration << Administrative Template << Windows Component << AutoPlay Polices

 
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Step 5
 
In this step right-click on the "Turn Off Autoplay" and select the edit tab and click on the edit tab.
 
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Step 6
 
In this step, if you click on the "Enabled" Button then AutoPlay is disabled on the CD-ROM and removable media drives, or disabled on all drives and click on the OK or Apply button.
 
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Summary 

 
In this article, we learned about Turn Off AutoPlay For Removal Drive in Windows 8. 


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