My comment today about this in the Windows Vista board of the forum should have been better placed here, not there.
Old toshiba laptop with Windows XP, s.p.3 - I accidently downloaded and installed M.S. Update KB971029, about the AutoPlay. After computer restart, I tried inserting a flashdrive storage device and found no difference from not having the update. The same dialog box opens showing me the typical selections to make for the device.
I did not understand the description about this update from the Microsoft webpages nor from some of the discussions here (or on the Vista board of Bleeping Computer), so I am not sure what I really gained or lost by having this update now on the XP computer.
Mod Edit: Moved Vista post to this topic ~ Hamluis.
This Miscrosoft update, kb971029, was accidently installed today on the machine having Windows XP s.p. 3, because of confusion in choosing "Express" or "Custom". So, now the update is on the machine. After a ReStart, I tried inserting a flash-drive just to see what would happen. The same typical dialog came up, as usual the way it would before taking this update. I did not yet try opening a file from a flash-drive this way, so maybe that is the necessary next check to do.
Based on this, I do not know what difference this update was supposed to make. I have not understood the M.S. description of the update; so I do not know exactly what it does nor how having this update is any different from not having this update.
Edited by hamluis, 14 January 2012 - 10:43 AM.