Disable CD autoplay in Windows XP Pro

It is safest to disable CD autoplay in XP using either local group policy or,
for an enterprise, an Active Directory group policy. The local group policy
editor method:

  • Click Start
  • Click Run
  • Enter GPEDIT.MSC
    Group Policy mmc will popup.
    On left panel:
  • Double-click Computer Configuration to open submenu

  • Double-click Administrative Templates to open
  • Double-click System to open submenu
  • Double-click Turn autoplay off option which will be
    near the bottom of the list in the right panel.
The default is the
Not configured . Set it to Enabled.

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