Disable windows 7 autoplay and scan and fix

This post teaches you how to disable the following dialogs:

scan

autoplay

Disable the scan and fix dialog and autoplay dialog

Getting rid of the dialogs is easy. Open the control panel and search for ‘service’.

control panel

Click ‘view local services’ and find: ‘Shell hardware Detection’.

WARNING! Change these Windows settings at your own risk!

Disable the service. Windows will ask if you want to stop the Windows Image Acuisition (WIA) service also. On my laptop this was no problem and I can still scan images form FSViewer and Photoshop.