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Custom USB Flash Drives supplied by HWD support a function know as 'AutoRun', something which many 'off-the-shelf ' Flash Drives don't allow. This feature allows your preloaded data, such as a presentation, to launch automatically when the user plugs the custom USB Flash Drive it into a computer.

AutoRun works by the addition of an extra file to the root of the USB Flash Drive called AutoRun.inf. If you require HWD to preload your data, then we are happy to set the AutoRun function up for you. Alternatively, should you prefer to set it up yourself please visit this page on Autorun

Why use AutoRun?

When using custom USB Flash Drives as a marketing tool to distribute your company presentation, consider using AutoRun to ensure the most important document loads instantly when your customer plugs in the Flash Drive. Some companies like to AutoRun a Flash or HTML menu to structure navigation of documents stored on the Flash Drive.
With what Operating Systems will Autorun work?
The latest operating systems have reduced their support for Autorun to tighten user security, so not all users will enjoy the benefits of this feature. The compatibility table below illustrates this.

Autorun Compatibility of Flash Drive with Common Operating Systems

 

Command Windows 2000 Windows XP SP3 Windows Vista Windows 7 Mac Command
AutoRun file on the Flash Drive yes Open=xxx.exe or AutoRun
AutoRun External URL yes Shellexecute=http://xxx.com
AutoRun to External URL with launch helper program  yes Open=helper.exe http://xxx.com 

Autorun Compatibility of Read Only Partition from Dual Zone Flash Drive On Common Operating Systems
 

Command Windows 2000 Windows XP SP3 Windows Vista Windows 7 Mac Command
AutoRun on the Flash Drive yes yes Open=xxx.exe or AutoRun
AutoRun External URL yes yes Shellexecute=http://xxx.com
AutoRun to External URL with launch helper program yes yes Open=helper.exe http://xxx.com

 

yes AutoRun supported

AutoRun supported, however operating system will prompt user with dialog box before Autorun can happen.

AutoRun will not work

Notes: Some companies prevent Flash Drives and CDs from AutoRunning on company computers by making changes to each computer's registry or network environment as a security precaution. However, our experience is that this is quite rare.