02 November 2006

Misc: Disable Windows Autoplay

Windows' Autoplay feature annoys me whenever I put a CD into my CD-ROM drive. Copy Controlled CDs are especially annoying because a dialogue pops up asking me to install a proprietary player. My solution is to disable running software on a CD-ROM by changing this registry value: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CDRom\Autorun = 0. Extra: As usual, once I start looking, I find out more than I need to know in this site.