disabling windows camera dialog

August 7th, 2007

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Because I couldn’t find this written down anywhere else: to disable the incredibly annoying Windows camera picture acquisition dialog every time you plug your iPhone into Windows XP:

  1. Go to “Run” in the start bar and type: SERVICES.msc.
  2. In the “Services” box that comes up, click on “Services (local)” then right click on Windows Image Acquisition (WIA).
  3. Select Properties.
  4. Set “Startup Type” to disabled.

~Jeff

5 Responses to “disabling windows camera dialog”

  1. Gene says:

    Far more expensive — and yet, less annoying — solution to this:
    buy a Mac.

    Of course, then you get iPhoto popping up when you plug in your iPhone.

    Never mind.

  2. Gene says:

    Far more expensive — and yet, less annoying — solution to this: use a Mac.

    Of course, then you get iPhoto popping up when you plug in your iPhone.

    Hmm. Never mind.

  3. Gene says:

    whoa.

    using a Mac didn’t stop that bizarre double posting, either.

  4. User says:

    In Windows XP:

    Open control panel.

    Select “Scanners and Cameras”.

    Right click on the iPhone icon.

    Select the events tab.

    Make sure the “Camera Connected” event is selected.

    Select “Take no action” instead of “Prompt for which program to run”.

    Hit OK.

  5. Jeff says:

    God Bless You, User!