How to Enable USB Port in Windows 8


In my previous article we discused how to disable a USB port in Windows 8. This article explains how to enable a USB port in Windows 8. We need to block a USB port when we want to protect our computer from viruses and other vulnerabilites from USB ports. To disable the USB port in the previous article we used a Registry Editor setting so to enable a USB port we can also use the Registry Editor setting. And this example only works for when the USB is blocked by a Registry Editor setting.

How to enable a USB port in Windows 8.

Step 1

Go in the search box and type "Run" and click on the application that is shown or press "Win + R".


Step 2

In the run window type "regedit" and click on "OK".


Step 3

A "Registry Editor" window will be opened.


Step 4

In the Registry Editor go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR".


Step 5

In the right panel double-click on "Start" and a new window will be opened.


Step 6

In this window type "3" in the value's data and click on "Hexadecimal", click on "OK".


Step 7

Restart your computer to apply this setting.

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