Why does the Player try to rip my audio CD when I put it in the CD drive? I just want to play the CD.
Some people prefer that audio CDs be automatically ripped when they are inserted into the CD drive. To turn off this feature in Windows Media Player, complete the following procedure.
To turn off automatic ripping in Windows Media Player
In Windows Media Player, on the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Rip Music tab.
Make sure that the Rip CD when inserted check box is cleared, and then click the OK button.
If audio CDs still automatically rip when they are inserted into the CD drive, you must configure additional properties for your CD drive to turn off the feature by completing the following procedure.
To turn off automatic ripping for the CD drive
Click Start, and then click My Computer.
Right-click the CD drive that you use, and then click Properties.
In the Properties dialog box for the CD drive, click the AutoPlay tab.
In the list of content types at the top of the dialog box, click Music CD.
In the Actions area, do one of the following:
Click the Select an action to perform option, and then specify the action you want Windows to perform when it detects a music CD in the CD drive by clicking that action in the list.
Click the Prompt me each time to choose an action option. Windows will then ask you what you want to do each time it detects a music CD in the CD drive.