Solved SD card fails to autoplay upon insert into Windows 8

October 26, 2013 at 13:46:18
Specs: Windows 64
Hate windows 8 and even more so. As I put my sd card into computer, nothing comes onto screen straight away like it did on windows 7. I just havent a clue how to do this,

I am trying to find my way round windows 8 as I am stuck with it but really hate it. I was told by a tutor that they were putting a start bar onto windows 8 on the 16th October but this has not happened of course - has anyone else heard of this happening? Would be really grateful if I could get this problem solved as I need to start selling some items on ebay!!

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October 27, 2013 at 14:22:59
Well I'm fairly silver too (77) so lets try another approach.

Hold down the Ctrl Key and X at the same time, then from the pop-up select "Control Panel". If you see a bunch of words and (like me) prefer icons, then at the top right hit the drop down to the right of where it says "View by". If you select Large Icons then it will look just like it did in the days of Windows 95 onwards and stay that way.

You can now select the icon called "AutoPlay". From then on it is just like Windows 7, so select away. If you need any help shout back.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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October 26, 2013 at 15:03:28
For ease of use you might try changing the AutoPlay settings

http://m.wikihow.com/Change-Autopla...

::mike


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October 27, 2013 at 12:21:48
Precious little in Win 8 (which I'm using) has "really" changed. As with all operating systems the next one put things in different places - sometimes for no apparent reason.
I accept that Win 8 is a bigger change than most but it is all still there somewhere. Frankly I don't really care or want what happens to be the situation when I unpack a computer. I soon make it do what "I" want, one way or another. It's not like a shaving mirror or a bunch of bananas.

Google still works fine, as it always did, for the details.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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October 27, 2013 at 14:04:41
Thankyou mike but being a `silver surfer` I am struggling to even find out how to do that.I can use a computer for a lot of things, thought I was doing well but I feel I`ve wasted my money on this one wishing Id have searched for the Windows 7 one. Never realised it was like this.

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October 27, 2013 at 14:22:59
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Well I'm fairly silver too (77) so lets try another approach.

Hold down the Ctrl Key and X at the same time, then from the pop-up select "Control Panel". If you see a bunch of words and (like me) prefer icons, then at the top right hit the drop down to the right of where it says "View by". If you select Large Icons then it will look just like it did in the days of Windows 95 onwards and stay that way.

You can now select the icon called "AutoPlay". From then on it is just like Windows 7, so select away. If you need any help shout back.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#5
October 27, 2013 at 14:33:38
Thanks for that Derek I will be on with that now and let you know how it all goes

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#6
October 27, 2013 at 14:52:48
Just to add that although the start button is back as part of the Windows 8.1 update (available free in Windows Store) it will not produce the old style Start Menu. There are freebie programs which do that but I decided to avoid them. There is a way to produce something "similar" quite easily if you are interested.

If you had not already discovered Ctrl+X you will find some quite familiar items listed in the drop down.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#7
October 27, 2013 at 15:08:00
Still struggling Derek but I did find that 3 updates failed and they were around the time that I believed it was to be added so I have be trying to sort that. Thanks for the info you have given me so far I will be working on it fingers crossed

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October 27, 2013 at 15:30:40
OK. Nothing to do with your issue but as mentioned in #6 you might find this handy at a later time:
http://blog.laptopmag.com/how-to-ad...

It's not so comprehensive as the old start menu but sometimes comes up trumps as a way to quickly find some program or other.

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Don't bother to reply to this - just let me know how you get on with the main issue sometime. Thx.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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