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aaaltd140
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Autorun USB in Windows 7

Hi everyone,

I need some help! I'm trying make a USB drive auto run a website link in Windows 7. I know this option has been removed in W7. But I want to at least have a pop up window that automatically appears when the USB is inserted and have the user the option to click on the stored URL without having to alter any setting on their PC. Is this at all possible?

Look forward to hearing from you. By the way, I have no technical background in the sence that I can't write/understand codes. If something needs to be altered in the autorun.inf file, I would need a specific code though... sorry.:(

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No

Sorry, this can't be done in Windows 7.

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Jinxx
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This is what I have

This is how I have my autorun, and it works fine for me.....

[autorun.amd64]
action=Open Google
shellexecute=iexplore.exe www.google.com.au
icon=Autorun.ico
label=My Flash Disc Label

[autorun]
action=Open Google
shellexecute=iexplore.exe www.google.com.au
icon=Autorun.ico
label=My Flash Disc Label

[Content]
MusicFiles=false
PictureFiles=false
VideoFiles=false

a description of each line:
action: What the user see's in the select what to do window
shellexecute: what you want the action to do
icon: the icon you see in the select what to do window and in my computer
label: label shown in my computer

@Chris Morgan:
Never be certain about what can and can't be done on a computer - just because you can't doesn't mean no one else can......

Jimbo
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Wonderful, except that it doesn't actually work

Sorry Jinxx, but that doesn't do what the OP requested.

On a stock windows 7 install, with no messing having been done with autorun settings, it pops up the same AutoPlay box as usual, with no options in it from the drive. Just the Open in explorer, use for backup, and readyboost ones.

The label and icon work, just not the action to execute.

That is now the way that Windows 7 works, and it is Microsoft's deliberate policy that it is so.

What the OP wants, as Chris Morgan so accurately said, simply can't be done.

Jinxx
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I'm running W7 Ultimate x64

I'm running W7 Ultimate x64 and it works fine for me. The autoplay comes up and I can choose my autorun option with no probs. Maybe it's just a blocked feature on the home versions of W7??

Jimbo
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Nope

I'm on Pro here, x32 and x64.

It is off by default in Windows 7, but can theoretically be enables, which is what you appear to have done.

What the OP was asking for was something that would work on a stock Win7 install, which can't be done since the autorun stuff is now disabled in a stock configuration.

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I guess it mus have been

I guess it mus have been enabled on this install. I had a friend do the install cause I was busy.
My apologies for the confusion...

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Just want to say this works

Just want to say this works in theory.
I know that autorun is not the run prompt, but if you type
(browser) (website)
into the run promt, like as follows;
firefox.exe http://www.google.com
firefox will load google.
You may need double quotes around the URL

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