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Autoplay Stopped working ?

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    Autoplay Stopped working ?


    My autoplay has stopped working on both my sd cards and my dvd drive - this happened in win 8 - and has remained even though I have upgraded to 8.1 - I have set the autoplay settings to ask every time - but still nothing pops up ? - I don't ever remember switching it off ? - any ideas ?

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
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    Hello kingrollo,

    Did you also double check to make sure that the Use AutoPlay for all media and devices box at the top is checked?

    AutoPlay - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Yeah its all enabled - but this little tip fixed it

    Since the Local Group Policy Editor is not supplied with Windows Home editions, you will need to employ regedit to achieve the same result.
    Open regedit and locate the following key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

    Change: NoDriveTypeAutoRun to 0x91
    If necessary create this key as a DWORD.


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    Ah, ok. Great news.

    For anyone else, the .reg files in Option One below can help make setting this easier if you like.

    AutoPlay - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    Autorun for USB is a safety concern, better turn it of even if you have AV installed.
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    Hello Mike,

    No worries. This is for AutoPlay instead of AutoRun. Besides, AutoRun for USB drives has been hard coded to be disabled since Windows 7.

    Autorun vs Autoplay – What’s the Difference?

    If you like, the blue Note box in the tutorial below has some more information on this.

    AutoPlay - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
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