Manage AutoPlay Features in Windows 7

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Crystal, Eng

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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    To manage AutoPlay, go to the Control Panel. 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. 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. 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. If you have any comments or questions, please leave them in the section below. Thank you for watching VisiHow.
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Recent edits by: Crystal, Lukward Thomason

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