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Registry Hack to Disable Writing to USB Drives

A common security concern at organizations is allowing users to plug in a usb flash drive, because they could so easily copy corporate data.

Since Windows XP SP2, you can disable writing to USB devices altogether using a simple registry hack. Here it is:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies]
“WriteProtect”=dword:00000001
You can also just download one of the following registry tweaks to enable or disable writing to USB drives.

Enabled USB Write

Disable USB Write

Once you use the registry hack, you will have to reboot for the changes to take effect. One should also note that if you are using this trick, you should make sure that the users are not administrators on the computer, because they could easily change this setting back.
This works on Windows Vista as well. Here’s the window you’ll get when you try and write to a USB drive:

How To Recover Data From Scratched Or Damaged Cds/Dvds

Hi Friends, Hope you are doing well,
One of my  Friend gave me his wedding video DVD, I want to watch his life changing video but it is stuck between 2nd part. He is upset because he was not having copies of that DVD. When I checked that DVD some scratches were there. I have cleaned that DVD using cleaner but the same problem occurred & tried copying but getting error it saying the file is corrupted or damaged But I found some really handy programs that can solve such problems, which I thought I’d share with you all today.

Method 1: CD Recovery Toolbox
CD Recovery Toolbox Free was developed for recovering damaged files CD, DVD, HD DVD, Blu-Ray etc. You can use it to restore information lost as a result of some mechanical damage of the disk (scratches, chips, different spots on the surface) or as a result of incorrect recording. This program can recover datathat was considered lost.



To recover your data, insert you DVD or CD onto your drive and the CD recovery toolbox will search fo…

How To Boost Your Computer Speed And Performance 16 ways

Hi Friends,
Wish you Happy New Year!
Today I want to share some tricks to boost our computer speeds.Hope you like it & apply these tricks.

1) Turn Off Indexing to Speed Up XP 

Windows XP keeps a record of all files on the hard disk so when you do a search on the hard drive it is faster. There is a downside to this and because the computer has to index all files, it will slow down normal file commands like open, close, etc. If you do not do a whole lot of searches on your hard drive then you may want to turn this feature off:

Open My Computer.

Right-click your hard drive icon and select Properties.

At the bottom of the window you'll see "Allow indexing service to index this disk for faster searches," uncheck this and click ok.

A new window will pop up and select Apply to all folders and subfolders.

It will take a minute or two for the changes to take affect but


2) Clean Your Prefetch to Improve Performance 

This is a unique technique for WinXP. We know that it is necess…