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Old September 29th 10, 04:45 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize,microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
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I have two external hard drives. Whenever I turn one on, I get a
couple of unwanted windows asking me what to do. Ergo I want to
disable autoplay in this case, in order to speed things up. I have
tried gpedit.msc to get a Group Policy window from which I selected
Administrative Templates \ System. I turned off Autoplay.

I see that I had only two choices - turn off autoplay for ALL DRIVES
or for just CD drives. I wanted just the reverse, leaving autoplay ON
when I play a CD in the CD drive.

Can I get what I want here?

Thanks

Duke
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Old September 30th 10, 09:46 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
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On Thu, 30 Sep 2010 07:13:31 -0500, VanguardLH wrote:

Note: The following unrelated newsgroup was omitted in my reply:
microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Not a hardware issue but instead a Windows configuration issue.



Get the TweakUI powertoy for Windows XP. It's gives you the following
choices regarding AutoPlay:

- Enable autoplay for CD and DVD drives
- Enable autoplay for removable drives


I'll see if I can come up with TweakUI.


In your case, you want to select the first option but deselect the
second option. Is there a reason why you want to allow malware to
auto-run on an infected optical disc when you insert it into the drive?


Good point. I just wanted to retain PnP on known audio and video and
tutorial optical disks. I do not want PnP on my removable (external)
hard drives.


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967715 shows you the bitmask used to
determine which drive *types* have auto-run/play disabled or not.
Policies are just registry settings.



Thanks

Duke
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Old September 30th 10, 01:13 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
VanguardLH[_2_]
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Note: The following unrelated newsgroup was omitted in my reply:
microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Not a hardware issue but instead a Windows configuration issue.

wrote:

I have two external hard drives. Whenever I turn one on, I get a
couple of unwanted windows asking me what to do. Ergo I want to
disable autoplay in this case, in order to speed things up. I have
tried gpedit.msc to get a Group Policy window from which I selected
Administrative Templates \ System. I turned off Autoplay.

I see that I had only two choices - turn off autoplay for ALL DRIVES
or for just CD drives. I wanted just the reverse, leaving autoplay ON
when I play a CD in the CD drive.


Get the TweakUI powertoy for Windows XP. It's gives you the following
choices regarding AutoPlay:

- Enable autoplay for CD and DVD drives
- Enable autoplay for removable drives

In your case, you want to select the first option but deselect the
second option. Is there a reason why you want to allow malware to
auto-run on an infected optical disc when you insert it into the drive?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967715 shows you the bitmask used to
determine which drive *types* have auto-run/play disabled or not.
Policies are just registry settings.
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Old October 1st 10, 04:46 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
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On Thu, 30 Sep 2010 10:46:34 +0200, wrote:

I'll see if I can come up with TweakUI.


No luck

Duke
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Old October 1st 10, 01:43 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
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No luck with what? Using TweakUI or coming up with it? Both are quite easy.
wrote in message
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On Thu, 30 Sep 2010 10:46:34 +0200, wrote:

I'll see if I can come up with TweakUI.


No luck

Duke



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Old October 1st 10, 10:52 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
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jw wrote:

jw wrote:

I'll see if I can come up with TweakUI.


No luck


You are claiming that you never heard of Google? It still works:

http://www.google.com/search?q=%2B%2...+%2Bpowerto y
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Old October 2nd 10, 04:31 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
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In ,
VanguardLH typed:
jw wrote:

jw wrote:

I'll see if I can come up with TweakUI.


No luck


You are claiming that you never heard of Google? It still
works:

http://www.google.com/search?q=%2B%2...+%2Bpowerto y


There is absolutely nothing to indicate the poster never heard of Google,
dunderhead.


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Old October 2nd 10, 11:50 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
VanguardLH[_2_]
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Twayne wrote:

In ,
VanguardLH typed:
jw wrote:

jw wrote:

I'll see if I can come up with TweakUI.

No luck


You are claiming that you never heard of Google? It still
works:

http://www.google.com/search?q=%2B%2...+%2Bpowerto y


There is absolutely nothing to indicate the poster never heard of Google,
dunderhead.


Oh, and now you're claiming that the OP actually tried Google but had
"no luck". Uh huh. Come on, Twayne, wait until after that 2nd cup of
coffee if you're really this bad at following the threads.
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Old October 4th 10, 04:48 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
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In ,
VanguardLH typed:
Twayne wrote:

In ,
VanguardLH typed:
jw wrote:

jw wrote:

I'll see if I can come up with TweakUI.

No luck

You are claiming that you never heard of Google? It still
works:

http://www.google.com/search?q=%2B%2...+%2Bpowerto y


There is absolutely nothing to indicate the poster never
heard of Google, dunderhead.


Oh, and now you're claiming that the OP actually tried
Google but had "no luck". Uh huh. Come on, Twayne, wait
until after that 2nd cup of coffee if you're really this
bad at following the threads.


I only had to read your post; whatever you responded to, by etiquette,
should be part of the post IF you're claiming it WAS there in an earlier
thread. It wasn't in your post, making your post less than understandable
without reconstructing the thread, something pretty rude & crude f you do
have that attitude. It's akin to someone saying they don't like coffee and
sugar together, but you snip that out and ask if they never heard of salt?
You'd have a higher readership for those who are looking first for
solutions, not how the solution came about. Once the OP's data is gone, the
thread is no longer known to be accurate. Lots of places on ... BING ... or
.... Google ... will assist you with how to assemble a good response to a
querant. If you have any real intention of being helpful, that is.

HTH,

Twayne`


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Old October 6th 10, 09:41 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
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On Mon, 4 Oct 2010 11:48:16 -0400, "Twayne"
I only had to read your post; whatever you responded to, by etiquette,
should be part of the post IF you're claiming it WAS there in an earlier
thread. It wasn't in your post, making your post less than understandable
without reconstructing the thread, something pretty rude & crude f you do
have that attitude. It's akin to someone saying they don't like coffee and
sugar together, but you snip that out and ask if they never heard of salt?
You'd have a higher readership for those who are looking first for
solutions, not how the solution came about. Once the OP's data is gone, the
thread is no longer known to be accurate. Lots of places on ... BING ... or
... Google ... will assist you with how to assemble a good response to a
querant. If you have any real intention of being helpful, that is.

HTH,

Twayne`


Good golly guys. I am sorry I asked. Whew.

Thanks

Duke
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Old October 7th 10, 08:30 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
VanguardLH[_2_]
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jw wrote:

VanguardLH wrote:

Get the TweakUI powertoy for Windows XP. It's gives you the
following choices regarding AutoPlay:

- Enable autoplay for CD and DVD drives - Enable autoplay for
removable drives


I downloaded version 2.1 at http://windowsxp.mvps.org/tweakui.htm

In your case, you want to select the first option but deselect the
second option.


I guess I am dense. I do not see the 'enable menu' you describe
above.


- Load TweakUI.
- Go to the "My Computer - AutoPlay - Types" node in the tree.
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Old October 8th 10, 05:47 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
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On Thu, 30 Sep 2010 07:13:31 -0500, VanguardLH wrote:


Get the TweakUI powertoy for Windows XP. It's gives you the following
choices regarding AutoPlay:

- Enable autoplay for CD and DVD drives
- Enable autoplay for removable drives


I downloaded version 2.1 at http://windowsxp.mvps.org/tweakui.htm

In your case, you want to select the first option but deselect the
second option.


I guess I am dense. I do not see the 'enable menu' you describe
above.

Thanks

Duke
 




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