How to Disable the AutoRun Feature In Windows 10

By: Ivan Jenic
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Autorun feature could be annoying sometimes. A lot of us don’t want movie or music to play automatically when we insert CD or USB flash drive. So if AutoRun feature annoys you as well, we have a solution. In this article you’ll find out how to disable autorun feature with just a couple of tweaks in your registry.
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Disabling AutoRun feature requires performing a couple of actions in Windows Registry Editor, so if you’re not familiar with working in registry editor, you should ask someone who knows what he’s doing for a little help. Anyway, to disable AutoRun feature in your Windows 10 Registry Editor, follow these steps:

  1. In Search type regedit and open Registry Editor command
  2. Go to the following key:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  3. In the right pane of the window create a new DWORD value NoDriveTypeAutorun and set its value to some of the following, based on what you want:
    • FF – To disable AutoRun on all drives
    • 20 – To disable AutoRun on CD-ROM drives
    • 4 – To disable AutoRun on removable drives
    • 8 – To disable AutoRun on fixed drives
    • 10 – To disable AutoRun on network drives
    • 40 – To disable AutoRun on RAM disks
    • 1 – To disable AutoRun on unknown drives
  4. If you want to disable AutoRun on a certain combination of drives, you’ll have to combine their values. For example, if you want to disable AutoRun on CD-ROM and removable drives, set the value of DWORD to 28
  5. If you want to return AutoRun functionality, just delete the NoDriveTypeAutorun DWORD value.

That would be all, annoying AutoRun feature won’t bother you anymore, but if you want to return it, you know what to do. If you have any additional questions or suggestions, write to us in the comments below, we would love to hear your opinion.

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