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ENABLE/DISABLE USB PORTS IN WINDOWS XP, 7, 8/8.1 REGEDIT

ENABLING/DISABLING USB Ports Using REGEDIT and DEVMGMT

Hello Friends, This Post is will helps you to lock/unlock USB ports in Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 in your Computer/Laptop. Sometimes Whenever you plugin a USB devices such as Pendrive, its not detected and no response and even can't open and blocked by control panel. With this trick, you can enable/disable access to your USB ports on your PC/Laptop to Protect Data from the people who is taking out data without permission or spreading viruses through the use of USB (pen and flash) drives. 
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Using REGEDIT (Registry Editor):

  • Click Start, and then click Run (or) Simple use short key (WINDOWS + R).
  • In the box, type "regedit", and then click OK.
    windows-registry-editor
  • It will Prompt you the Privileges window, select 'Yes'.
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbstor.
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  • In the work area, double click on START, it will open VALUE DATA box.
  • In the Box, 
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               Type 3 to Enable or Open the USB Port.
               Type 4 to disable or Close the USB Port.
  • Finally, u can quit Registry Editor window.
  • Restart the System to take changes.
Note: Don't use if you have USB connected Keyboard and Mouse.
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Using DEVMGMT (Device Management):

  • Click Start, and then click Run (or) Simple use short key (WINDOWS + R).
  • In the box, type "devmgmt.msc", and then click OK.
    run-device-manager
  • or u can get device manager by right click on My Computer -> Properties -> Device Manager.
  • Click on the USB Connectors and expand all the ports.
  • Right Click on the USB Port and Select 'Properties' and then 'Drivers'.
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  • check it whether the USB drivers are properly installed or not. sometimes it will be in disable mode, just enable it if you want.
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