1. To configure your auto play settings in Control Panel, open the Control Panel window on your computer. To open Control Panel, either type “control panel” into the search box located at the bottom left of your Windows taskbar or select the start button and then select the Control Panel option from the pop-up menu.
2. Once the Control Panel window is open, find and select the AutoPlay option. To do this, you can either manually navigate to it using the various folders or use the search bar located at the top right of the window.
3. When the AutoPlay window opens, you will be presented with a list of all the different types of media that are supported by your computer and how they should be auto-played when inserted. The list includes CDs, DVDs, USB drives, and other types of external media.
4. For each media type, you can choose between the preset options of “Ask me every time”, “Open folder to view files”, and “Take no action”, or you can select the “Choose a default” option to customize your settings for that media type.
5. When you select “Choose a default”, a new window will appear, prompting you to pick the action you want to take for the selected media type. The choices available here can vary depending on what type of media is being used. In the case of flash drives, for example, you can select options such as “Open folder to view files”, “Play video files”, and “Run program”.
6. Once you have made your selection, click “OK” and it will be saved as the default setting for that type of media.
7. To change any of the preset auto play settings or create custom settings for additional media types, repeat the steps outlined above for each one. When you’re finished, save the changes and close the AutoPlay window.
8. Your new auto play settings will now be in effect each time you insert the corresponding media type into your computer.