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How to enable or disable USB ports in Windows 10

That is why today you will learn step by step how to enable or disable USB ports in Windows 10, so that you feel more secure. However, before teaching you all the ways to enable or disable USB ports, you must remember that there are other ways to protect your computer, installing a free antivirus on your laptop or PC.

For example, passing an antivirus to the USB device when connecting it, not using your device on any computer and not connecting any device on ours. Having remembered this, let’s start with the steps to enable or disable USB ports in Windows 10.

Steps to enable or disable USB ports from registry editor

There are several options that exist to enable or disable USB ports, however, at this time we will explain how to do it from the registry editor. In case, this option does not work for you, later we will indicate another alternative so that you can also achieve it, such as blocking memories or USB ports on a PC.

Without further ado, we invite you to follow these instructions so that you can enable or disable the USB ports from the registry editor. It is important that you be very careful when doing so, because if we configure a wrong registry, we can affect the operation of Windows 10 :

  • Log into your Windows 10 session as usual.
  • Once inside, enter the registry editor by pressing the “Windows + R” keys .
  • When you do this, a window will open, in which you will write “Regedit”, without the quotes.
  • Several options will be displayed and you will select “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE”, then you will click on “System” and “CurrentControlSet”.
  • Later, you will click on “Services” and you will go down until you find “USBSTOR” and you will click there.
  • Other options will be displayed and you will mark “Start”
  • A window will open, in which you must edit the value of “DWORD”, to do this, go to “Value information” and type “4”.
  • Then you click “OK” and you’re done.

By following these steps, you will have already disabled the USB ports in Windows 10, in cases of wanting to enable them again, you carry out the same steps. Except that when you get to “Value information” you edit it and put “3”, that way they will be re-enabled.

How you will see enable or disable USB ports from the registry editor, it is very easy and the best thing is that it will not take you long to do it.

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Steps to enable or disable USB ports from device manager

Now, knowing the previous option, we will present you another alternative to enable or disable USB ports in Windows 10. In this case you will do it from the device manager, know how it is done and then decide, which of the 2 you want to use, to achieve your goal:

  • Start your Windows 10 session as you normally do.
  • Click the “Start” button at the bottom left of the screen and type “Device Manager.”
  • That option will appear and you must click on it.
  • Upon entering you will select the option “Universal serial bus controller”.
  • You will see several options and you will right-click on the one that says “USB Composite Device. Doing so will give you the option to “Uninstall the device” and you must press it, repeat the same with the other devices and voila.

That way you will have already disabled the USB ports, in case you want to enable them, you do the same procedure. But, when you click with the right button of the mouse on “USB Composite Device” from the options you will see marks “Install the device” and that’s it.

As in the previous case, enabling or disabling USB ports in Windows 10 with this option is also very easy and takes little time. It only remains for you to decide, which of the options that we have explained you want to use to achieve it. However, do not forget to choose the best antivirus for your PC and thus be more sure of avoiding a malicious document.

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If this information has been useful to you , do not stop reading our articles, so that you can learn to do new things on a daily basis. You might also be interested in knowing the topic: How to activate or deactivate the camera or webcam of my PC in Windows 10 .

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