Friday, 1 May 2015

How to Enable & Disable USB

How to enable or disable USB Drives or Ports in Windows 7 / 8



How often you have witnessed blocked Pen drive or USB drive access in your work place or college or school? I believe many times; in fact every time you try to use the USB drive, you are not allowed, simply because the administrator has disabled USB drive detection on your Windows system. Again, how often has your data been stolen because someone connected an unauthorized USB to your computer and copied your files?  Well, you don’t need to worry because the solution to disable or enable USB Ports is pretty simple.

Restrict access to USB drives


There are 5 ways an administrator can prevent using of USB Drives

They are:

1.       Altering registry values for USB Mass Storage Devices.

2.       Disabling USB Ports from Device Manager.

3.       By Un-installing the USB Mass Storage Drivers

4.       Using third-party freeware

5.       Using Microsoft Fix It.

Lets us look at how we can fix these problems and enable USB on Windows 7 PC.

1. Enable or Disable USB Drives and Mass Storage Devices using Registry

If the administrator is smart then he would definitely do this to ensure a tight blockade. He would alter the settings through regedit command on run console. Now how do you unlock it ? You have to go right into where the administrator has been. Here is how.

1.       Go to Start > Run , type “regedit” and press enter to open the registry editor

2.       Navigate to the following key


In the right pane, select Start and change the value to 3. (The value 4 will disable USB Storage). Click OK. This will re-enable USB Ports and allow you to use USB or Pen drives.

2. Disable USB Ports from Device Manager

If you still don’t find your USB drive working, you may have to look into the Device Manager. The Administrator could have possibly disabled the USB port here. Check out for any possibility in the Device Manager and enable the disabled port by right clicking on selected one and click Enable.



How to Block a Website

There are many reason why you need to know how to block a website. Some of the most common reasons are you have been targeted by spammers who use adware and popups to attack your PC. Other reasons may be to prevent your children from having access to certain site content such as porn and gambling.

Depending on the level of security you wish, learning how to block a website may require a adjustments of your web browser, the use of internet filtering software or editing of your host file. At any rate you can try all methods to see which works best for you.

How to block Website using Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer version 5 and later offer the ability for heighten security and privacy. You can block a site by following the directions below:

1. Load your Internet explorer 
2. Click Tools  
3. Click Internet Options 
4. Click the Privacy tab  
5. Under the Privacy window, Click Sites 
6. Type in the site address that you want to Block and Click OK. Remember this technique only blocks on one site at a time. Parental control software will allow you to block multiple sites and categories.