Windows 8.1 - How to disable Autoplay

Windows 8.1 - How to disable Autoplay

How to disable the Autoplay/ Autorun feature of Windows 8/8.1?

Method 1

  • Open the Control Panel and click on Hardware and Sounds and go to the AutoPlay section:
  • Uncheck "Use AutoPlay for all media and devices".
  • Click on the "Save" button.

Method 2

  • Open the Charms bar (Windows key + C) > Settings.
  • Click on Change PC Settings > PC and devices.
  • Go to the Autoplay section.
  • Turn off the following options "Use Autoplay for all media and devices".

You can also disable autoplay for a specific devices:
  • Via the same menu, click on the device of your choice and select: "Take no action".

Published by jak58. Latest update on October 20, 2016 at 10:14 AM by owilson.
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