How to disable autoplay in Windows XP

Disable autoplay in Windows XP.

If you are annoyed by popping out the autoplay box


and don’t want to choose an action never again

Autoplay - action

then click Start -> Run and type services.msc

Autoplay - run

search for Shell Hardware detection and open Properties box

Autoplay - services

now you can turn it off and disable completely (click Stop and change Startup type to Disabled)

Autoplay - properties