Manage AutoPlay Features in Windows 7

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Hi, you're watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to manage AutoPlay on a Windows 7 computer. If you put a DVD in the DVD tray, 3 things may happen. The computer will ask what to do with the disc, play the DVD, or do nothing. USB drives and other devices with content will be the same.

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Steps

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    To manage AutoPlay, go to the Control Panel
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    To go to the Control Panel, click the Start button in the bottom-left corner of the screen and click on "Control Panel".
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    In this window, click "Hardware and Sound"
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    The AutoPlay section is the second one in the list; click it once and a new window will open
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    In this window, you can change what AutoPlay does for any type of media
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    For example, for an Audio CD, the choices are "Play audio CD using Windows Media Player", "Read disc using Alcohol 120%", "Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer", "Take no action", or "Ask me every time". For this tutorial, I will choose "Ask me every time".
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    Go ahead and set everything to your preference, and when that is done, press "Save" at the bottom
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    Now all of the discs and devices will behave like you want them to.
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to manage AutoPlay on a Windows 7 computer
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    If you have any comments or questions, please leave them in the section below. Thank you for watching VisiHow.
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Categories : Windows

Recent edits by: Crystal, Lukward Thomason

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