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    Auto CD Open (XP Pro SP-2)

    In the CD Properties / AutoPlay, there doesn't seem to be a choice for "data". Or is "Mixed Content" thew same? 'Cause right now, if I put a CD in that has, say, a backup file, it automatically opens an explorer windw.

    Can't I turn this off? It happens when you restore etc., even if another prog is supposed to have the focus.

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    Re: Auto CD Open (XP Pro SP-2)

    Chuck,
    I think "mixed content" will do it for you.
    There are also a lot of utility type progs that are more straight foward in their approach.

    Give a look, 30 day free trial, at TweakXp Pro
    This also has a lot of the more obscure settings available for you to use.
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    Re: Auto CD Open (XP Pro SP-2)

    Bob:

    Yea, the "Mixed Content" seemed to work...

    Is there some reason, since MS chose to get more specific than the "old way" of 98 / 2000, that they couldn't have offered a way to turn it off / on temporarily?

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    Re: Auto CD Open (XP Pro SP-2)

    Chuck,
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    Is there some reason,
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    None that I know of beyond just to add a little confusion or to "make the cheese more binding" so to speak !
    Anyway, glad that worked out for you.
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    Re: Auto CD Open (XP Pro SP-2)

    Chuck,
    What do you want it to open with?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Auto CD Open (XP Pro SP-2)

    Dave:

    Actually nothing... I found a workaround, but...

    I was doing a restore, and every time I was asked for a new CD and put one in, explorer opened up a new window, so I had to close that first just to get back to the job at hand. I wanted to be able to "just say no" to the version of autoplay hell I was caught up in...

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