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    Autorun (WinXP-SP-2)

    I'm installing the first stages of the VMWare Player.

    It wants to disable the AutoRun for CD's.

    If I "let" it do so, is there an easy way to turn it back it on?

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    Re: Autorun (WinXP-SP-2)

    Click on My Computer>your CD drive>properties>Autoplay and set it the way you want.
    Should work.
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    Re: Autorun (WinXP-SP-2)

    Thank you sir...

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    Re: Autorun (WinXP-SP-2)

    Bob:

    When I just "went there", both my drive are set to "Prompt", and yet if I insert a CD, they always "start up".

    ?

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    Re: Autorun (WinXP-SP-2)

    Bob:

    I've heard tell that I can tend to be a bit unclear and / or incomplete in my questions, so I thought I'd add:

    If I for instance, put a CD in the drive, it does NOT start playing or installing. It selects the appropriate action, and then pauses.

    But (apparently) VMWare wants that totally turned off. I can do so as part of the install, but what exactly is that causing to happen, in case I wanted to reverse the action?

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    Re: Autorun (WinXP-SP-2)

    What would happen is that your computer will spin up the drive and read the disc's TOC (table of contents) but you would get no further action or prompting from Windows. In Windows XP, the autoplay dialog has been expanded to allow for additional user-selectable options (as the attached graphic shows). You won't see this, nor will any other action occur (other than reading the contents).
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    Re: Autorun (WinXP-SP-2)

    Mark:

    Your graphic is what I do see, although the autoplay is off on both drives.

    Since it's already (theoretically) off, what is VMWare sensing? And so, what would I be turning back on if so needed?

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    Re: Autorun (WinXP-SP-2)

    If you're seeing that prompt, autoplay is not turned off. This is how Windows XP handles optical drive content when there is more than one option available. This is also why VMWare is alerting you.

    I don't know that you'll miss it much - personally, I don't have much use for autoplay and never have, as I tend to perform the same narrow range of actions regularly. I particularly dislike it when I attach USB storage devices. Your experience may be different.

    Regardless, when using VMWare and similar software, it's best to follow the guidelines provided by the developer(s). In the case of virtual machines, letting the host operating system perform such functions can interfere with the virtual operating system(s) you install.
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    Re: Autorun (WinXP-SP-2)

    Mark:

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    it's best to follow the guidelines provided by the developer(s)
    <<

    You're most probably right here, as I can readily see causing yourself a world of grief inadvertently.

    The only thing I can think of that you (I) might miss the auto play for is for CD installs where the autorun.inf file drills down to a setup file not readily apparent.

    Music and whatever you can just "play"...

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    Re: Autorun (WinXP-SP-2)

    You can still right-click a CD in Windows Explorer and select AutoPlay from the popup menu.

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    Re: Autorun (WinXP-SP-2)

    Yea, that's right...

    Thanks Hans.

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