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Old 01-13-2011, 11:38 PM
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Diasbale windows autorun in Windows Vista home

Hi, I've googled all over, apparently Vista home edition doesn't support group policies so I've been looking for a regedit method to disable autorun. The closest I got was an article that worked great on my XP computer but not my client's Vista machine. Anyone have an idea about this? Thanks in advance.
Old 01-14-2011, 12:00 AM
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From Microsoft's article:
To disable Autorun yourself on operating systems that do not include Gpedit.msc, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
2. Locate and then click the following entry in the registry:
3. Right-click NoDriveTypeAutoRun, and then click Modify.
4. In the Value data box, type 0xFF to disable all types of drives. Or, to selectively disable specific drives, use a different value as described in the "How to selectively disable specific Autorun features" section.
5. Click OK, and then exit Registry Editor.
6. Restart the computer.
Edit: I think you can even do it from the control panel:

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