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2 Ways to Prevent Removable Devices in Windows 10

To protect your Windows 10 PC from data theft using removable devices (e.g. USB devices), you can put the following two methods into use.

Video guide on how to prevent removable devices in Windows 10:

2 ways to prevent removable devices in Windows 10:

Way 1: Make it in Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 1: Access Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 2: Open Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Device Installation/Device Installation Restrictions/Prevent installation of removable devices.

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Step 3: Choose Enabled and tap OK.

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Step 4: Close Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 5: Restart the computer.

Way 2: Make it in Registry Editor.

Step 1: Turn on Registry Editor.

Step 2: Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Services/USBSTOR/Start.

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Step 3: Change the value data to 4 and hit OK.

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Step 4: Turn off Registry Editor.

Step 5: Restart the computer.

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