How To Disable USB Storage Devices In Windows 8 / 7

Step 1: Pull up the Run dialog box and launch the Registry Editor (regedit).

Step 2: In Registry Editor, navigate to the following value:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsbStor

Step 3: From the right-side pane, double-click Start and change the value to “4”. Make sure that the value type is Hexadecimal.

Step 4: Apply your changes and reboot the machine.

 

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