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Jeff Knoll
07-10-2005, 12:46 AM
I inserted a CD into the CD drive, got the window asking what I wanted to do
with the CD, chose one of the selections and checked the box to do this
every. Now I want to change how that works. What do I do?

Galen
07-10-2005, 12:46 AM
In news:%23zOpRfjYFHA.3040@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl,
Jeff Knoll <jkconsult@comcast.net> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> I inserted a CD into the CD drive, got the window asking what I
> wanted to do with the CD, chose one of the selections and checked the
> box to do this every. Now I want to change how that works. What do
> I do?

Open Windows Explorer > right click on the drive > select properties > click
AutoPlay tab > make sure the option to prompt you is enabled > click restore
defaults.

Galen
--

"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes

RJB
07-10-2005, 12:46 AM
Now, here's a new one on this theme:

I have a new Dell.

I have all the AutoPlays set for "Do nothing"

BUT when I put in a DVD, it DEFAULTS to the "Dell Media Experience"... Even
if I have another program up and running, it will launch Media Experience.

Whats up with THAT?




"Galen" <galennews@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> In news:%23zOpRfjYFHA.3040@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl,
> Jeff Knoll <jkconsult@comcast.net> had this to say:
>
> My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
>
>> I inserted a CD into the CD drive, got the window asking what I
>> wanted to do with the CD, chose one of the selections and checked the
>> box to do this every. Now I want to change how that works. What do
>> I do?
>
> Open Windows Explorer > right click on the drive > select properties >
> click AutoPlay tab > make sure the option to prompt you is enabled > click
> restore defaults.
>
> Galen
> --
>
> "And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
> with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
> very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
> made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."
>
> Sherlock Holmes
>

JS
07-10-2005, 12:46 AM
RJB wrote:
> Now, here's a new one on this theme:
>
> I have a new Dell.
>
> I have all the AutoPlays set for "Do nothing"
>
> BUT when I put in a DVD, it DEFAULTS to the "Dell Media Experience"... Even
> if I have another program up and running, it will launch Media Experience.
>
> Whats up with THAT?

Dell is becoming a real a**hole, that's what.

Actually, all the big OEMs are a**holes who don't give a sh*t about the
consumer.

Steer clear of big OEMs and buy generic PCs with 100% industry-standard
components if you can.

Malke
07-10-2005, 12:46 AM
RJB wrote:

> Now, here's a new one on this theme:
>
> I have a new Dell.
>
> I have all the AutoPlays set for "Do nothing"
>
> BUT when I put in a DVD, it DEFAULTS to the "Dell Media Experience"...
> Even if I have another program up and running, it will launch Media
> Experience.
>
> Whats up with THAT?

Uninstall the Dell Media Experience from Add/Remove Programs. It can
cause problems and offers nothing of value.

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

RJB
07-10-2005, 12:46 AM
That's helpful.

Thanks!

You can pick up your MVP ID card with Judy at the front desk...




"JS" <user@example.net> wrote in message
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> RJB wrote:
>> Now, here's a new one on this theme:
>>
>> I have a new Dell.
>>
>> I have all the AutoPlays set for "Do nothing"
>>
>> BUT when I put in a DVD, it DEFAULTS to the "Dell Media Experience"...
>> Even if I have another program up and running, it will launch Media
>> Experience.
>>
>> Whats up with THAT?
>
> Dell is becoming a real a**hole, that's what.
>
> Actually, all the big OEMs are a**holes who don't give a sh*t about the
> consumer.
>
> Steer clear of big OEMs and buy generic PCs with 100% industry-standard
> components if you can.

Bob I
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
JS wrote:

> RJB wrote:
>
>> Now, here's a new one on this theme:
>>
>> I have a new Dell.
>>
>> I have all the AutoPlays set for "Do nothing"
>>
>> BUT when I put in a DVD, it DEFAULTS to the "Dell Media Experience"...
>> Even if I have another program up and running, it will launch Media
>> Experience.
>>
>> Whats up with THAT?
>
>
> Dell is becoming a real a**hole, that's what.
>
> Actually, all the big OEMs are a**holes who don't give a sh*t about the
> consumer.
>
> Steer clear of big OEMs and buy generic PCs with 100% industry-standard
> components if you can.

Didn't you hear? Dell going to stop making "white boxes" for the generic
PC vendors.

http://www.infoworld.com/article/05/03/18/HNdellredlight_1.html

Galen
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
In news:CKrle.3497$zb.2591@trndny01,
RJB <notpublic@aol.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> Now, here's a new one on this theme:
>
> I have a new Dell.
>
> I have all the AutoPlays set for "Do nothing"
>
> BUT when I put in a DVD, it DEFAULTS to the "Dell Media
> Experience"... Even if I have another program up and running, it will
> launch Media Experience.

Try adjusting it with PowerToys for XP...

Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

Galen
--

"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes


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