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Most USB devices wont work most of the time.

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    W8

    Most USB devices wont work most of the time.


    I have a sony vaio vpcf12thx/h 64x 4gb I7 nvidia 310m I upgraded from w7 ult to win 8 x64 pro. Whenever I put a usb device such as a flash drive or an external hard drive in any of my usb ports they wont show up under computer, the autoplay doesnt pop up, nothing. I hae gotten the external hard drive to show up a couple times but none of my flash drives will show up. Ive never had a problem wih this before.

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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Autoplay no longer works in USB devices. This is because of a wave of malware that happened a few years ago where USB devices were being infected and automatically running when inserted into a computer. There is no way to turn it back on.

    You have to just open explorer and go to the drive.
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    Posts : 6
    W8


    I said that wrong. What I meant was the pop up box that gives you the option to start it or open the files, import, etc. But I almost alway s go into explorer/computer anyway. Eitrher way its not working.

    [/QUOTE]in USB devices. This is because of a wave of malware that happened a few years ago where USB devices were being infected and automatically running when inserted into a computer. There is no way to turn it back on.

    You have to just open explorer and go to the drive.[/QUOTE]
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Most USB devices wont work most of the time.
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