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AutoPlay in Windows 8

What is AutoPlay?

We are often familiar with “AutoPlay” whenever we connect a removable USB Drive like a pen drive or a digital camera. AutoPlay actually features any new drive discovered by the machine by displaying some features in order to simplify handling of such removable drives. The AutoPlay feature was first introduced with Windows 98 and is still in use. Whenever your machine detects a drive, it starts looking for properties of the device or content on the medium so that AutoPlay can present a set of meaningful and required function to the user. Although this feature makes it easy of removable disc handling, many do not prefer this feature and so there is always an option to disable. The following tutorial will serve your purpose.

In order to enable or disable AutoPlay Options, follow the instructions below.

Steps to Disable AutoPlay :

1. Press Windows Key + C to open the Windows charms bar-> Go to Search-> type Control Panel and press Enter to open the Control panel.

Open Control Panel

2. Click on Hardware and Sound -> Go to AutoPlay.

3. Now the AutoPlay settings window opens-> Change settings as per your requirement.
If you want to disable AutoPlay for USB drives, uncheck the option “Use AutoPlay for all media and devices”.

Disable AutoPlay option

Save the settings to view the changes.

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