Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Insert empty USB key

Last response: in Windows XP
Share
January 26, 2005 10:54:05 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Hi,

I am inserting several blank USB keys into my computer as part of an
application - Win XP pro SP2.

I automatically get an Explorer window open entitled "Removable Disk
E:" pop up over the top of the application.

Does anyone know how to turn this off? I don't want to see anything
when I insert a blank key.

Thanks
Andrew

More about : insert empty usb key

Anonymous
January 26, 2005 7:56:20 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

I use a USB memory stick as a backup and also prefer not to have the pop up
occur. I appreciate that it's easy to click on the file that I want to open
but I'd rather open Word, Excel etc. and browse to the removable device and
open the file from there. If there is a solution for Andrew's problem with
the USB memory empty, I hope it would be applicable to me also when there
are files on it.

"Andrew" <azbij@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1106754845.431773.172730@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> Hi,
>
> I am inserting several blank USB keys into my computer as part of an
> application - Win XP pro SP2.
>
> I automatically get an Explorer window open entitled "Removable Disk
> E:" pop up over the top of the application.
>
> Does anyone know how to turn this off? I don't want to see anything
> when I insert a blank key.
>
> Thanks
> Andrew
>
Anonymous
January 26, 2005 10:22:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Hi Andrew,

You can easily disable AutoPlay through TweakUI. Under TweakUI, navigate to
My Computer/AutoPlay/Drives and uncheck the drive letter that is assigned to
your USB memory key. This way, whenever you insert a USB memory key,
AutoPlay would not run.

Download TweakUI
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...

--

Anando
Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
http://www.mvps.org

Folder customizations
http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku

Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/protect


"Andrew" <azbij@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1106754845.431773.172730@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> Hi,
>
> I am inserting several blank USB keys into my computer as part of an
> application - Win XP pro SP2.
>
> I automatically get an Explorer window open entitled "Removable Disk
> E:" pop up over the top of the application.
>
> Does anyone know how to turn this off? I don't want to see anything
> when I insert a blank key.
>
> Thanks
> Andrew
>
Related resources
January 27, 2005 4:50:04 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Thanks very much Anando. There are a lot of useful tools on that page!
January 27, 2005 5:32:45 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Since I have to set up several machines with this, is it possible to
make this change from the command line without installing TweakUI?
does this setting equate to a registry change?

thanks,
Andrew
Anonymous
January 27, 2005 2:15:28 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

I have TweakUI and use it but am keen to know the underlying changes that it
makes to the system. If I didn't have TweakUI, how would I disable the USB
Autorun feature? Is it a setting in the registry?

"Anando [MS-MVP]" <anando@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:ezjWV3$AFHA.3336@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Hi Andrew,
>
> You can easily disable AutoPlay through TweakUI. Under TweakUI, navigate
> to My Computer/AutoPlay/Drives and uncheck the drive letter that is
> assigned to your USB memory key. This way, whenever you insert a USB
> memory key, AutoPlay would not run.
>
> Download TweakUI
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...
>
> --
>
> Anando
> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
> http://www.mvps.org
Anonymous
January 28, 2005 12:24:07 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Hi Andrew,

TweakUI does make a registry change and it is described very well in the
following article:

http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/1142/

As usual, you should take extreme care while modifying the system registry
since incorrectly doing so can render yoru system inoperable.

--

Anando
Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
http://www.mvps.org

Folder customizations
http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku

Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/protect


"Andrew" <azbij@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1106821965.886649.6870@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> Since I have to set up several machines with this, is it possible to
> make this change from the command line without installing TweakUI?
> does this setting equate to a registry change?
>
> thanks,
> Andrew
>
Anonymous
January 28, 2005 7:49:40 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Hi Anando

Thanks for the help. I know that I've "ridden" this question because it's a
problem that I've faced too. I hope that it works for Andrew because it
certainly worked for me.
Anonymous
January 29, 2005 3:26:15 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Glad to know that it worked for you !

--

Anando
Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
http://www.mvps.org

Folder customizations
http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku

Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/protect


"Tosca" <no-spam@thank-you.com> wrote in message
news:o U0RdlVBFHA.3588@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Hi Anando
>
> Thanks for the help. I know that I've "ridden" this question because it's
> a problem that I've faced too. I hope that it works for Andrew because it
> certainly worked for me.
>
>
Related resources
!