Using Removable Media
As part of the “Tune IT up” campaign, the feature called AutoRun, which allows applications to run automatically from a CD, DVD, thumb drive, and other devices, will be disabled on all Windows systems starting Tuesday, July 28th.
Computer viruses can be transmitted by removable media (thumb drives, CDs, digital cameras, etc.) if your computer is set up to open content automatically.
How do I view or open content from my thumb drive, DVD, or similar devices if automatically running content (AutoRUN) is disabled?
Once you disable content from running automatically, even software installation will not run without your intervention. When installing software from a CD, for instance, you will need to open the CD as described above, then find the executable to run the program, usually labeled exe.
If you have a home computer and you would like to learn how to disable AutoRUN, please read instructions on disabling content from running automatically.