Think I got it...I.P. conflict on the network caused by Avast Antivirus.
It pooped up by accident when I tried to do an uninstall-reinstall to try a speed comparison without it.
Now, on to my no-autorun W10 DVD drive....AND, I will let MS support fix that in tomorrow. I'm pushing 30 hours with no sleep and am getting punchy. The only thing left is a dinner meeting at 4:30 then I can crash...
Any of you college guys that read the forum STILL want that business degree and entrepreneurship so bad ? Entrepreneur or Contractor are just fancy words for ****ing idiot....actually make that broke ****ing idiot. My last 2 years make me the poster boy.
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I got it solved today...spent an hour with MS online support with them in control of the machine.
Turns out CD drivers for this particular machine have never been created above W7..and 10 wont accept the 7 drivers (8 and 8.1 would). The solution is install W7....but now its up to me to go fight with the refurbisher (its a MS-certified company) I bought it from for a valid W7 key. Whats on my side is MS support is backing me up with transcripts of their diagnoses if the guy tries to argue.
I dont mind the back-grade in O/S since 10 is frustrating, but lesson is even reputable companies can pull a fast one. I have the service report where everything was signed off as working. B-S it was.
I grabbed this one because it has the size and features I wanted in a used machine, and IS in brand-new condition. Even the keyboard shows no wear.
And off all the dumb ways to discover a problem....I tried to install "Borderlands" and windows wanted to treat the CD as a new one to be formatted and burned.
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Originally posted by rogergarrison: Mine all auto run, whether theyre DVD, CD or flashdrive. I have Win 7, and 8.2 on 3 cmptrs. I also run Avast.
Not likely... More likely you auto play music/movies but not auto run programs when load whatever media. Auto Play is on but Auto Run is disabled for most systems. (Many Business have group policy to disable auto play and other things...)
Auto Play is different from Auto Run but many confuse them. Autoplay Menu popup window does not = Auto Run as well.
CD etc w/ music/movies can Auto Play but programs on removable media won't Auto Run via autorun.inf. Many Thumb Drive have U3 control chips and Flash in them have 2 "Partitions" and 2nd partition shows as CD w/ autorun programs now won't autorun from either partitions. (If you have these, can remove CD section allowing access to all Flash space.)
MS change autorun to disable to prevent root kits and other malware getting auto installed. Why? 2 examples: Sony and others also used auto run to auto install DRM programs and some contain a root kit. Some "spear fishing" is done by "loosing" a thumb drive in a business parking lot hoping morons will load it on business computers and auto run malware.
Running Avast and other anti virus etc often means little to no protection dealing w/ auto running malware. You can enable Auto Run in several ways but is a very bad idea.