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How Do I Change the AutoPlay Setting

March 08, 2013  |  Difficulty: Easy

Microsoft Windows® autoplay

Microsoft Windows® has an autoplay function that executes predefined actions when an inserted media source is plugged into the computer. For example, if you use the Winamp® application for playing audio tracks and have it set as the default autoplay application, it will automatically launch when an audio CD is inserted into the disc drive. To change the autoplay setting, read  the instructions below to learn how to do it.

Setting AutoPlay in Windows®:

  1. Go “Start > Control Panel > Programs > Default Programs > Change AutoPlay settings“.
  2. A list of media will be displayed with a dropdown menu for each of them.
  3. Click on the dropdown button for the media you want to change and select the appropriate action.
  4. Click on the “Save“ button.

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