How to disable the autoplay or autorun of CDs in Windows Xp professional

When you insert a disc in windows, it is automatically autoplayed and the autoplay options are brought up.

If you do not want CDs to autorun then follow the following steps:
  • Go to Start > Run > and type gpedit.msc.
  • Then go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System.
  • In there you will be able to find an entry called “Turn autoplay off”.
  • Right click it and select properties. Then select the mode which you want either enabled or disabled.
Close the group policy editor.