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Auto Launch?

  1. #1


    Posts : 80
    Windows 8.1

    Auto Launch?


    Not sure if I'm posting in the right category....when I first got my win8 computer everytime I put in a usb flash or started a dvd/cd I would get the auto launch box asking what I wanted program I wanted to use to open the files, etc. I would also get a little box up in the top right asking me to tap here to determine how to open. I'm not getting that anymore and it's driving me nuts, I have to take the extra steps to go into explorer and open stuff that way. Is there a setting somewhere that I can make that start happening again?

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  2. #2


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Perform an sfc/scannow

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

    Post back the results.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 80
    Windows 8.1


    "Did not find any integrity violations"
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  4. #4


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Open up a File Explorer window (a folder, My Computer, etc.), and paste the following into the Address Bar:
    Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\AutoPlay

    Make sure "Use AutoPlay for all media and devices" is checked at the top.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 80
    Windows 8.1


    THANK YOU! It worked!!!!!!
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  6. #6


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    You're very welcome. I'm glad I could help.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 80
    Windows 8.1


    I knew it had to be some setting somewhere! : )
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