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  1. #1

    AutoPlay


    There is an app here that, when opened, causes all AutoPlay optical media settings to revert to "Take No Action."

    Is there an AutoPlay setting that can thwart this, in the same manner that a file can be set to READ ONLY?

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by borgus View Post
    There is an app here that, when opened, causes all AutoPlay optical media settings to revert to "Take No Action."

    Is there an AutoPlay setting that can thwart this, in the same manner that a file can be set to READ ONLY?
    Yes.
    Look Here:

    Windows 8 AutoPlay Disable Enable Settings | NoDriveTypeAutoRun

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  3. #3


    Good info there, but my intent is not to disable or assign AutoPlay events, which is the focus of the article.

    I want to set WMPlayer as the CD default, and prevent another application from changing that entry to "Take No Action." Thanks.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by borgus View Post
    Good info there, but my intent is not to disable or assign AutoPlay events, which is the focus of the article.

    I want to set WMPlayer as the CD default, and prevent another application from changing that entry to "Take No Action." Thanks.
    I see.
    See this picture.It might help---

    http://i49.tinypic.com/14wbmt1.png
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  5. #5


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    I see.
    See this picture.It might help---

    http://i49.tinypic.com/14wbmt1.png[/QUOTE]

    Unfortunately, no. The CDA association remains pointed to WMP when the other program is launched, but AutoPlay does not.
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  6. #6

    Autoplay


    Let's approach this from a different direction...

    An earlier query yielded no suggestions on how to prevent autoplay settings from being wiped out by an application. Launch that app and all AP settings revert to "take no action."

    Perhaps someone knows what file, if any, holds the settings? More likely in the registry...

    Thanks.
    Last edited by borgus; 29 Jan 2013 at 13:26.
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