You are using a friend’s USB memory stick on your Windows XP laptop, and you’d like to be sure that nothing runs automatically when the USB stick is connected. What key can you hold down to disable autorun during this process?

A) Ctrl

B) F8

C) Shift

D) Alt

E) Mash a bunch of keys and hope for the best

The answer: C) Shift

If you’re inserting a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, USB memory stick, or any other removable storage device, you can simply hold down the Shift key to stop any autorun process as the drive mounts.

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