Windows – Why won’t the CD run when I load it in the drive in the Windows 8.1

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Why won't my Quicken installation disk run when I load it in the CD drive of my Windows 8.1 computer? When the disc was put in the computer's tray, the tray closed and nothing happens.

Best Answer

As of Windows 7 automatically playing the software content on a CD, DVD or BluRay is DISABLED by default in Windows.
It is just too much of an easy way for a virus to get automatically started.

You can right-click on the CD icon in Explorer and launch the application that would have auto-played (the setup in your case) from there if you want.

To make that the default behavior see the link posted by Rik in the comments.

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