Disable DVD Auto-play in Windows® 7
What are the tips for disabling DVD Auto-play in Windows 7?
The Windows 7 from Microsoft is one of the latest released Operating Systems and offers extended functionality and media support for multimedia oriented users. The Windows 7 versions are integrated with latest version of Windows Media Player and the high end versions of the OS comes preinstalled with the Windows Media Centre application for an unmatched multimedia media experience. The Windows 7 is featuring a revamped version of the Auto-play function which was common in the previous versions of the Windows. The Windows 7 Auto-play is having added functionality and user configurability as compared with its previous ones and is having support for the latest types of media disks and devices. The Windows 7 DVD Auto-play is a highly useful feature which enables you to start playing the media in a disk or device without the need to manually launch the related applications. This feature is of great use to inexperienced users or starters who doesn’t know much about finding and launching media or data in a device or media disk.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to disable DVD Auto-play settings in Windows 7:
- Locate Auto-play settings
- Disable DVD Auto-play
- Disable via Auto-play menu
Locate Auto-play settings
The Windows 7 system allows the users to disable or change the Auto-play settings of supported media and devices. These options to disable or change the settings of all active Auto-play enabled devices/media in Windows 7 can be accessed by the users via the ‘Auto-play settings’ option in Windows 7 control panel. Selecting/opening the Auto-play settings menu in the Windows 7 control panel will open up a new menu showing a list of all Auto-play enabled devices/media in the system.
Disable DVD Auto-play
Different options for all types of media and devices that support the Auto-play function in Windows 7 will be listed in the 'Auto-play settings' menu. Selecting the 'Settings' tab in relation with the type of media or device will open up a menu showing different options like open folders, use default application, take no action etc. selecting the ‘Take no action’ option in the Auto-play settings of supported DVD disk types like DVD movie, Enhanced DVD movie, DVD Audio etc. will allow the users to completely disable the Auto-play feature for different types of DVD media supported by the Windows 7. As an alternative the users can disable the DVD Auto-play in the Windows 7 by disabling the entire Auto-play function. The options to entirely disable the functionality of the Auto-play feature can be found in the Auto-play settings menu in Windows 7 control panel.
The users can disable the DVD Auto-play in Windows 7 by choosing the options to do so while the Auto-play action menu pops up when a supported DVD disk is inserted into the system. If the users has set the DVD Auto-play settings to ‘Ask me settings’, then the Auto-play function will popup a menu which contains the supported actions to be taken in accordance with the inserted disk type. Choosing the ‘Take no action’ setting in this popup menu and enabling the Auto-play to remember this setting will help the users to disable the DVD Auto-play in Windows 7 system.
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