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Disable Writing to USB Drives

9 September 2009 No Comment

In Windows XP SP2 and Vista you can disable writing to USB devices altogether by implementing a simple registry hack.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\
Control\StorageDevicePolicies] “WriteProtect”=dword:00000001

**Note: I inserted a break after …Set\< br>Control… to fit into post page.

Once done, reboot and you’re set. Make sure others don’t have Administrative rights, otherwise they could easily set things back.

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