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Windows 8 Autorun.inf

  1. #1

    Posts : 14
    Windows 8

    Windows 8 Autorun.inf

    It doesn't work? I don't mean when I insert the disk, but when I press on the disk in My Computer

    I was planning to install my Skyrim legendary edition and when I click on the disk in my computer it goes into the disk storage instead of running the installer automatically

    I checked the autoplay options and "use autoplay for all media and devices" was checked, I didn't touch any settings

    It's not anything system breaking but in windows 7 this function was on and its quite annoying when I have to check the autorun.inf everytime to see which .exe I need to press, so did they turn in off in 8? can I re-enable autorun.inf?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1

    You could try a more specific option in Control Panel> AutoPlay as identified in the screenshot below:

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  3. #3

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    Usually Windows 8 only allows Autorun on external media, like Optical Disks.

    When Windows 8 finds an Autorun on a hard drive, it is treated as if it were a virus.

    Yamicsoft's Windows 8 Managers (for XP through 8) have an "Immunity" setting that prevents any malicious "Autoruns" from being able to open from a hard drive:

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    But that does not prevent you from making valid Autorun files, but you have to test them from a USB drive or from an Optical disk.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 14
    Windows 8

    But how do I make valid autorun files?
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