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Fejinwales
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That stupid "what do you want to do" box in XP Pro

Sun Apr 07, 2002 6:52 pm

PLEASE - can anyone tell me if there is a way in XP Pro to rid myself of this damned thing, you know, that idiotic box that pops up and asks you what you want to do with the contents of the disk.

I want the CD to autorun for CD's and for installing software, but I do not want that think popping up all the bloddy time - it annoys me to an incredible degree.

I only put it in tonight, I hope there are no more of these sort of things in it or I will go back to 98.
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Don't worry, it's just the Shadows asking you to hand over your soul for the power to destroy the Narns
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Sun Apr 07, 2002 7:58 pm

Could be worse I suppose - could be a bloddy Soulhunter LOL
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Sun Apr 07, 2002 9:28 pm

Well, I use XP Home, but I imagine this part is the same.

1) you should have the option, when it gives you that pop up windown, of choosing "Take no action" and then checking the "Always perform the selected action" box. That shoudl make so it never asks again.

2) if that doesn't work, you can go into My Computer, right click on the drive whose settings you want to change, Properties, and then go to the "Autoplay" tab. Change settings from there should fix use of that drive, then you can repeat for any other drives.

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