How to disable/enable USB port in Windows 7?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Its really very easy to enable and disable a USB port of your Laptop and desktop computer.Many companies disabled their employee’s laptop to prevent data threat. But here is the way to enable your usb ports, access it and disable it back.

Unlocking USB Ports is 3 step process. You have to edit your registry to Lock/Unlock your USB Ports.

Step1: In Windows 7 press Windows key+R and type in “regedit" with no quote

Step 2: It will open the Registry Editor of your Windows 7

Step 3: After opening Registry edit browse the following path in reght side bar of registry editor

The Path to go: “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR”

Step4: Then right click the registry “Start” which is rectangled in red color in the below screenshot of registry editor

Step:5 Right Click “Start” and Click modify

  • To enable USB ports: change the value from “4″ to “3″
  • To disable USB ports: change the Value for “3″ to “4″

Software Version
Free Download : USB Lock/Unlock USB Ports in 1-Click