Windows

Re-enabling AutoPlay in Windows 7

I noticed that the AutoPlay feature stopped working for me some time ago. It may have something to do with the fact that I have virtualization software such as VMWare and Daemon Tools installed. I managed to re-enable the AutoPlay functionality by changing the following value in the registry:

The value was set to 255 (in decimal) or ff (in hexadecimal), meaning that AutoPlay was disabled for all devices. Once I set this value…

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Hiding the Guest account on the Windows 7 Welcome Screen

I like to enable Guest access at work so that I can easily share directories without having to worry about user security. Unfortunately in Windows 7 after enabling Guest access, I can now see the Guest account on the initial logon screen. Fortunately, you can remove this by performing the following: 1. In the run dialog (Windows + r), type “control userpasswords2” and then press enter. 2. Select the “Guest” user and press “Properties” 3.…

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