Turn Off AutoPlay in Windows 8

Introduction

 
In this article, we explain how to turn off AutoPlay in Windows 8. When we insert a disc or a USB Drive in our system then the autoplay menu shows every time. Power users have been disabling it for a long time. We can still turn it off in Windows 8; here's how in either interface.
 

Procedure to disable AutoPlay in Windows 8

 
Step 1
 
First, we have to move to the Windows 8 Start Screen and then press "Win + W" shortcut keys on our Desktop and bring up the Settings Search field and type "autoplay".
 
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Step 2
 
Then click its icon in the search results on the left side of the screen.
 
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Step 3
 
Then uncheck "Use AutoPlay for all media and Devices" and click "Save".
 
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Disable AutoPlay from Windows 8 Desktop

 
Step 4
 
Open the Windows 8 "Control Panel".
 
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Step 5
 
Then click the "AutoPlay" icon in "Control Panel".
 
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Step 6
 
Then we can uncheck "Use AutoPlay for all media and Devices" or enable it again if we want it back on.
 
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Summary

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