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Re: Autorun security change disables DVD drive ability to load softwar

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Old 08-12-2009
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Re: Autorun security change disables DVD drive ability to load softwar
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Dr. George wrote:
> I checked my security policy settings tonight. Vista help gave me the
> steps
> for checking user account ability to detect software installations. It
> was
> enabled. In addition, none of my SanDisk Cruzer devices autorun the U3
> Smart Program files. I have to manually launch it using launch.exe each
> time I insert the device into the USB port. Somewhere within Vista, the
> ability to run autorun.inf has been inactivated. This prevents the
> autorun.inf files from activating software on all the DVD drives of all my
> PCs and my memory sticks. I hope that there is a fix soon. Otherwise the
> software on my PCs will become quickly outdated.
>
> "Dr. George" wrote:
>
>> Here is a new clipping from the Internet: "Computer & Internet Security
>> NewsShareThis...25 February 2009...Microsoft fixes AutoRun Windows
>> vulnerability
>> By Robert McMillan, IDG News Service...Microsoft is pushing out an update
>> to some Windows users that fixes a bug in the Windows AutoRun software,
>> used to automatically launch programs from external devices."
>>
>> Well, you Microsoft guys! You managed to disable my ability to load
>> software from 4 DVD drives on three different PCs that I have at home!!!
>> Now what do I do? I cannot get the blasted things to work even with the
>> help of a tech!!!


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