Let me explain the simple steps to Disable Enable USB Ports in your Laptop or Desktop PC. Usually companies Block or turn off USB Ports to protect confidential data. But here is a simple workaround to enable your USB ports, access it and disable or block USB Ports easily.
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Unlocking or Enable USB Ports in Windows requires simple tweak in the Windows Registry Editor. You have to edit your registry to Lock/Unlock your USB Ports.
How to Turn Off or Disable Enable USB Ports in Windows
Step1: In Windows 7 and Windows 8, press Windows key+R and type as “regedit”
Step 2: It will open the Registry Editor of your Windows 7 or Windows 8 in your Laptop or Desktop PC
Step 3: After opening Registry editor, browse the following path in right side navigation bar on your registry editor
The Path to go: “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesUSBSTOR”
Step4: Then right click the registry “Start” which is rectangled in red color in the below screenshot of registry editor
Step:5 Right Click “Start” and Click modify
- To enable USB ports: change the value from “4” to “3”
- To disable USB ports: change the Value for “3” to “4”
Alternative Methods to Disable Enable USB Ports
1. You can also disable USB ports by uninstalling USB Mass Storage Drivers from Windows.
2. You can Turn off or Enable USB Ports using Windows Device Manager.