How To Disable / Enable AutoPlay In Windows 7

When you insert external media sources like DVD, CD, Flash Drive, external Hard disk into USB of your computer, with most default settings, Windows asks you with Auto Play pop-up on how to handle the media. Auto Play comes handy while using trusted plug-in USB devices or CDs. It also poses a security risk when a infected USB device/media is auto-played. Many virus, malware, and spyware make use of this feature to infect your PC. Here is how you can manage it.


1. Click Start—> All Programs—> Default Programs

2. In the following dialog box, click on “Change AutoPlay settings”.


3. In the AutoPlay dialog box, clear the check box for “Use AutoPlay for all media and devices”.


4. Click on “Save” button.

AutoPlay is now disabled in your system. You can always enable it anytime by checking the box “Use AutoPlay for all media and devices” in step 3.

Kiran Kumar

Hi there! Kiran Kumar is an Engineer by profession, and loves blogging primarily on Microsoft Windows operating system and also enjoys reviewing software and products. Currently, he is exploring Windows 10 and you will see a lot of articles on know-how about it. When he is not writing for TWP, he enjoys time with his Family, listens to lot of music, enjoys Biking, and occasionally plays racing games on Xbox One.

  • Huy

    i’ve already do it but it doesn’t work also! how can i solve this problem in another way?

    • Jenna

      Doesn’t work for me also! That’s why I use Autoplay Disabler Pro. Great little app, with once click you can enable/disable autoplay and autorun. And really works. yes, you can download it from