Disable autorun on windows XP Pro

Disable autorun because it is annoying and to defend against USB viruses.

Disable autorun on Windows XP Pro with the Group Policy Editor Gpedit.msc :
  • Click Start, click Run, type Gpedit.msc in the Open box, and then click OK.
  • Under Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, and then click System. In the Settings pane, right-click Turn off Autoplay, and then click Properties.
  • Click Enabled, and then select All drives in the Turn off Autoplay box to disable Autorun on all drives.
  • Click OK to close the Turn off Autoplay Properties dialog box.
  • Restart the computer.

If you do not have Gpedit.msc on your system use the Registry Editor regedit to disable autorun :.
  • Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  • Locate and then click the following entry in the registry: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\NoDriveTypeAutorun
  • Right-click NoDriveTypeAutoRun, and then click Modify.
  • In the Value data box, type 0xFF to disable all types of drives.
  • Click OK, and then exit Registry Editor.
  • Restart the computer.

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Disable Autorun on Windows XP pro