Windows updates always turns AutoPlay back On


  1. Posts : 42
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #1

    Windows updates always turns AutoPlay back On


    It seems every time Windows does any kind of update, it turns AutoPlay On when I had it turned Off. Is there anyway to stop this annoying nonsense? My system is running Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 and is all up to date.
    Thanks!
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  2. Posts : 425
    Windows 10
       #2

    Try this if you haven't already:

    1. Run Regedit and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    2. Edit, or credit a new 32-bit DWORD called NoDriveTypeAutoRun
    3. Set its value to FF (FF=Disable Autorun on all drives).


    Let us know if that solves your problem.
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  3. Posts : 2,140
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)
       #3

    ppappas said:
    It seems every time Windows does any kind of update, it turns AutoPlay On when I had it turned Off. Is there anyway to stop this annoying nonsense? My system is running Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 and is all up to date.
    Thanks!
    Depends on how you turn(ed) it off, as I found.

    Can't remember which one I only did (and not the other) but I realised I had to do both, which I now do and it stays

    - You have to set the option for each and every one of the various devices > Take no action
    - and also have to disable the Autoplay slide switch.
    Last edited by idgat; 25 Aug 2022 at 00:28.
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  4. Posts : 42,977
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #4

    As you have Pro - why not use the Group Policy Editor?

    From the huge searchable Tutorial section (do have a look...):
    Enable or Disable AutoPlay for All Drives in Windows
    Option 1
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  5. Posts : 42
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    dalchina said:
    As you have Pro - why not use the Group Policy Editor?

    From the huge searchable Tutorial section (do have a look...):
    Enable or Disable AutoPlay for All Drives in Windows
    Option 1
    Thanks, I just made the gpedit change. Hopefully it will prevent Windows updates from changing it back.
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  6. Posts : 42
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #6

    ppappas said:
    Thanks, I just made the gpedit change. Hopefully it will prevent Windows updates from changing it back.
    Well, the gpedit change didn't stick, after a few days it was turned back on. However, I believe I did find the where the problem was. I had forgotten there is also an Autoplay control panel and that is where I needed to go set "no action" for DVD's etc... So far, it's holding and it's been several days.
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  7. Posts : 23,232
    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.4291 (x64) [22H2]
       #7

    ppappas said:
    It seems every time Windows does any kind of update, it turns AutoPlay On when I had it turned Off. Is there anyway to stop this annoying nonsense? My system is running Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 and is all up to date.
    Thanks!


    Control Panel > Autoplay...

    Windows updates always turns AutoPlay back On-image1.png
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  8. Posts : 42
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Ghot said:
    Control Panel > Autoplay...

    Windows updates always turns AutoPlay back On-image1.png
    Yup, that's it. Idiotic Microsoft added Autoplay to "Settings", but did not bring all this stuff over. They should have putt all of this in the Settings page and removed the control panel version.
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  9. Posts : 23,232
    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.4291 (x64) [22H2]
       #9

    ppappas said:
    Yup, that's it. Idiotic Microsoft added Autoplay to "Settings", but did not bring all this stuff over. They should have putt all of this in the Settings page and removed the control panel version.


    Yeah I know. New generations always think they have a better idea.
    Sometimes, they even do.



    "Settings" wasn't one of them.
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  10. Posts : 42,977
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #10

    I do not believe it's Windows updates that are making this change. They simply aren't that frequent.. unless you've one repeatedly failing, in which case it should fail to make a change anyway.

    As I've not heard of this problem before, try a clean boot (for long enough). Then see if you experience the same thing.

    I.e. find out what's causing it by a process of elimination.
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