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On 08/27/2011 11:22 AM, Jonathan Aquilina wrote:
On 27/08/2011 15:04, webmaster for Kracked Press Productions wrote:

You have your terminology incorrect here, the term is auto play, which all operating systems do from Linux to windows to mac. i have played dvd's of games and auto play seems to work none the less. What windows OS are you talking about. I am on windows 7 ultimate 64bit

As for my "word use", having survived 3 strokes tend to mess thing up sometimes on what are the correct words and phrases are the correct ones to use. That is way I do not like to write documentation or even take notes at meetings. So please forgive me improper word usage or terminology. If it passes my spell checker in Thunderbird, I may not catch the error.


There is a MS security patch that prevents certain "auto play" options from happening. This was created to stop those nasties from "auto-installing" when you insert a CD or DVD into a drive, or the same with Thumb-drives or camera cards.

I do not know all the ins-and-outs of what the patch does, but it was meant to stop users from having their computer infected by so nasty program. I know that it work on XP and Vista systems though. Most of my driver and software install CDs no longer automatically run after I place them into the drive.

Music and Video discs are exempt from this security option, but I did not hear anything about game discs.

I think I remember Drew was one thinking about having a distribution disc auto-play, or some term describing the following: Place the disc in the drive, computer reads the disc auto-play file[s], package determines what OS you have installed, then it asks you if you want to install the proper package for your system's OS. Windows install shown for Windows systems, Mac Intel or PPC if it was one of those, DEB or RPM for the Linux systems. At least that was my opinion on what he was thinking a few months back. That would be nice for some people with limited computer skills, but could be a dangerous security issue for others.

Personally, I would prefer not having a software package "auto play" when I place the disc into my drive. I may want to browse the disk instead of installing the default software.

For the "distribution CD/DVD" I like the option to either open the HTML files in my default browser, OR just browse the disc to see what all it on it. For those who need help and guidance, having the install information and what is one the disk, spelled out by using easy to use browser-based pages is useful. Also for those who know what is on the disc and just needs to read some documentation file or install a dictionary or other add-on, having the choice it important.

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