08. How Do I Turn Off Auto Play For Program
This option is only available for users of
Windows XP Professional. It will only effect program
CDs. Any music CDs you insert into your CD-ROM will
automatically play as normal.
If you are using Windows XP Home Edition, GPEdit
will not be available. Therefore, the easiest way to
disable the CD auto play feature is by using TweakUI
- a Microsoft Powertoy. TweakUI can be downloaded
Once you have downloaded and installed TweakUI
take a look at the Second Method,
below, for instructions on how to disable the
- Click the Start button.
- Next click Run.
- In the Run dialog box type:
- In the Group Policies
window click on the plus sign
to expand Computer Configuration
- Next click on the
plus sign next to
Administrative templates. Finally
click the System
- Now click on Turn
- Click Properties to open
the autoplay properties window.
- Click on the
Enabled option to stop your program
cd's from autoplaying.
- Finally click Apply
followed by OK to exit.
- Run TweakUI.
- In the left pane menu click
the + sign next to My
- Next click the +
sign next to the AutoPlay
- Click on the Types
- Remove the 'tick'
mark from the box next to the 'Enable
autoplay for CD and DVD drives'.
- Click OK.
- Click OK again to