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Still not actually in the GUI, as in a toggle switch in the security settings, and not everyone has group policy editor. Do you have any idea how many fine tuning settings there are?

Do you really want all of that in the average user’s hands in the general settings app? And then there are even more things you can change via the registry not hacking, by the way The registry is just a unified configuration file of sorts. I think let’s get Microsoft to first migrate everything from the control panel to settings and then see how big it is before asking even more.

Isn’t gpedit. While that is true, this is not the kind of thing that most people wouldn’t be looking to do on the average home computer which is where Windows 10 Home is intended to be used.

This is not even something that the average enterprise would even be likely to enable, due to the inconvenience factor. For Point of Sales systems and other systems where untrusted people have physical access to systems, this kind of security measure is critical.

But then if you need this level of security and you’re looking to tweak the OS to this degree, then that’s what the Pro version is for if not the Enterprise version. Bottom line: If you want Pro features to be readily available, then you should probably be running the Pro version. Group policy isn’t exactly what I would call GUI.

As the U suggests, users Not administrator interface. I guess you have to think of it this way though: Somebody managed to get onto your computer.

They try to copy data, and it doesn’t work. At least with it being in the registry, the registry you need to edit, is hidden in thousands of other registry’s.

And only someone who knows what they’re doing would even think of checking the registry. Even then they’d also need to know where to look. If you’re gonna use this sort of security, you don’t want it to be easily turned off by anyone, so the registry is a good place for this.

Please, enlighten us. But still, you give no reason. Your comment was more just a waste of time to read :. Though if your main account is an Administrator account someone can just as easily change this registry flag and get access.

Which is yet another reason that your day-to-day account should not have Administrator privileges. First thing I do to a new machine is create a new admin-level account that is local only not tied to a Microsoft Account and then change the primary account to a standard user type. There are very few scenarios where your account needs admin-level permissions for longer than a few minutes. Just words! You want to know about Vulnerabilities, just visit pages like TheHackerNews.

Directx 12 is mostly useless and the store?? I’m taking my gaming to linux and vulcan.. That explains why apps are coming to the Windows store And why people are using them. Because „people don’t want apps” lol think about your logic before you comment :p. No sir, I will not touch the registry files. My system crashed last week it self and I don’t want to go through all that all over again. That’s why there’s a disclaimer at the start :p although I do believe if you are using W10 pro, you can use group policy someone explained it near top of comments.

You showed how to add the extra layer of Security, but what if you want to extra the drive yourself and what if the person knows how to undo your registry edit?

I’ve also seen where someone PC crash on them and they couldn’t recover their files from another computer because of this same type of projection. So I wouldn’t recommend this type of Security being in the settings app unless it can be remove with a simple code. This is good, But What if I had to transfer music,pictures and documents from laptop to Pendrive, or from pendrive to laptop.

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Enable USB write protection in Windows 10

Type regedit, and click OK to open the registry. Browse the following path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControl.


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K-Lite Codec Pack Update. K-Lite Mega Codec Pack. Sergei Strelec’s WinPE. Failed to Load steamui. Good 5. Major Geeks Special Offer:. Our tutorial shows you how to physically enable or disable write protection and also has the registry code if you’d like to see, or make, the changes yourself. Using the hardware method is simple and perfect if you need to enable or disable write protection occasionally while the registry method is ideal for protecting your data every time.

Click Yes when prompted by User Account Control. Click Yes when prompted by Registry Editor. Click OK when prompted by the Registry Editor. This tweak is included as part of MajorGeeks Windows Tweaks. Tech 0. Some posts are auto-moderated to reduce spam, including links and swear words. When you make a post, and it does not appear, it went into moderation. Even „New” and „Delete” context menu commands will disappear:. Watch the following video to see this trick in action:. Tip: you can subscribe to our YouTube channel to see more useful and interesting videos.

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