Welcome to our series of Microsoft Windows 10 tutorials that help you understand the features of the upcoming Windows 10.
This tutorial will show you how to disable the AutoRun Feature in Windows 10.
AutoRun feature in Windows 10 controls what actions the system takes when a CD drive is inserted or USB drive is mounted in your computer. The instructions are saved in autorun.inf file in root directory of the storage media.
AutoPlay is another feature which is part of AutoRun feature and instead of running installation program, it prompts user to play videos, pictures or music in the default applications defined for the file type in Windows settings.
If AutoRun feature annoys you, you can disable AutoRun features by making changes in your registry setting. The following table shows the values which control which drive will have AutoRun disabled for:
|1||drives of unknown type|
|80||drives of unknown type|
|FF||all kinds of drives|
To disable AutoRun for multiple drives, just add their corresponding values. For example, if you want to disable AutoRun for removable and fixed drives, you add 4 and 8, and set the value to 12.