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Disable Windows Phone app from launching in Windows 8


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#1 Steven P.

Steven P.


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:23

Go to Control Panel and search for AutoPlay, select "Change default settings for media or devices" look for the Devices section and change the default behavior:


No more annoyance when connecting via USB :D and choose when you want to launch the Windows Phone app.

#2 +MikeChipshop



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:04

Haha nice one Neobond. I'll admit i'd got really good at swiftly stopping it in it's tracks but this will remove that annoyance.

#3 gahbmwM5



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Posted 04 June 2013 - 02:16

Very nice here Neobond ....as this annoyance was getting-under-my-skin, every time I hooked up Nokia Lumia 920 to my Windows 8 laptop...thanks...