Disable or Access denied on data writing on usb drives by your computer in windows vista or xp

So there is a simple way to stop writing of data on any machine having windows xp or windows vista.

Since Windows XP SP2, you can disable writing to USB devices altogether using a simple registry hack.This hack also works on windows vista.

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

Go to the location and set the dword value as 1 or copy the registry settings given below in notepad and save it as .reg file and enter these settings in the registry by double clicking and confirming the entry by clicking ok button of the message window.

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  1. EndPointSecurity says

    Since Windows XP SP2, you can disable writing to USB devices altogether using a simple registry hack.This hack also works on windows vista.

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