Since the arrival of large capacity USB keys, the risk of data theft has significantly increased. It is possible with Windows XP SP2 to prevent writing to all removable storage devices that are connected to USB ports.
Since the arrival of large capacity USB keys, the risk of data theft has significantly increased. There is nothing simpler then connecting a USB key or hard drive to your computer and copying all the sensitive data…
Fortunately since Windows XP Service Pack 2, it is possible to prevent writing to all removable USB storage devices with the registry. This means that if you connect a USB storage device to your computer, writing to it will be impossible with only the possibility of reading the contents.
To do this, log on to the computer with the account that you want to block and click “Start”, “Run” and type “regedit”. Press “OK” and Windows Registry will be open in front of you.
Go to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control
Click on the “Control” key and in the menu above select “Edit”, “New”, “DWORD Value” and name this new entry “WriteProtect”.