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How to disable Windows Auto-Play for removable drives

Disable Windows Auto-Play

How to disable Windows Auto-Play for removable drives

Stop the popup every time you plug in a USB drive !! 

 

To disable AutoPlay for an individual device:

  • Plug the device into your computer and allow any drivers to install completely.
  • The AutoPlay window will pop up for the first time. Simply close it by clicking the red X.
  • Disconnect the device, and then plug it back in. The AutoPlay window will pop up again. Click View more AutoPlay options in Control Panel.
  • At the bottom of the screen, you will see your newly connected device. Change ‘Choose a default’ to Take no action. Click Save. This option will not be available the first time you connect a device, hence the requirement to plug in, disconnect and reconnect it.

To turn AutoPlay off for all devices, in the ‘View more AutoPlay options’ screen, at the top, uncheck Use AutoPlay for all media and devices.