Autorun in Windows® 98
Do you want to know about Autorun feature in Windows 98 and the tips to enable or disable it?
Autorun is an advanced functionality that enables a fixed drive, a CD-ROM drive or any storage device to specify a document or a program to be started immediately upon the connection of the drive. Autorun has been designed to work on removable drives. Autorun was introduced with Windows 95 operating system and is also included with its successors. Hence, this feature is included in Windows 98 operating system. This was introduced to make installation of application easier for non-technical users. When any drive is inserted into the system the operating system detects its arrival. It also checks the content in order to find out special files that contain a set of instructions. Users have two options to enable or disable this feature using the Windows Control Panel or Group Policy.
Following are some information about Autorun feature in Windows 98 and some tips to enable or disable it:
- Autorun feature in Windows 98
- Enable or disable Autorun using Run
- Enable or disable Autorun using Control Panel
Autorun feature in Windows 98
The Autorun feature helps users to launch programs or file that are available in removable drives and storage devices. This is done without opening any of the programs manually. It offers a lot of features within it and some of them are like it supports audio CDs and DVD movies, it automatically opens all the files and folders and much more.
Enable or disable Autorun using Run
In order to enable or disable the Autorun option, users can use the 'Run' option. For this users need to go to 'Start' button and then have to select the 'Run' option. On your screen, a command box may appear. In this box, type 'gpedit.msc' and then go to the Computer Configurations. After this, click on the 'Administrative Templates' and then select the 'Autoplay' option. Also, select the drives with which you need to perform this action.
Select the 'System Properties' from the 'Control Panel'. After that, you need to select the 'Device Manager' tab and then the 'CD-ROM' folder. Then, you need to select the entry for respective CD-ROM. After this, select the 'Preferences' tab from 'Properties'. In the 'Auto Insert Notification', select the 'Enable or Disable' option and confirm the operation.