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Removing program taskbar context menus

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    I have found in the registry where to turn on and off the USB drive!
    Since I have one way into the registry this will work well...and obviously I'll test my solutions to make sure they work...actually in about 8 hours they'll be tested in the work environment under my supervision.
    So to turn off USB drives[COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961)]: hkey_local_machine\system\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR[/COLOR][COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961)]Change start value from 3 to 4, then vice versa. I know there is a security gap leaving regedit unblocked, but the hoops to even get to it are well sufficient enough. Although a password on the port itself is a great idea Microsoft... Hahah
    I was honestly trying to avoid creating two user accounts.
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    OK glad you got it sorted out. Let me know how it works in in a work environment. Put your most curious("What happens when I click this?") person on the keyboard to really test it.
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    Yeah I'll have someone clicking and keyboard smashing everything. Am I the only one who things the modern screen can become a huge security gap? I have it disabled on startup (takes a few seconds but if you're using it you get booted off). I also find it funny that if I save a file from Adobe reader it tells me it's blocked, press okay then it lets me save it on the desktop so I can use it. Which works great if you need to reboot if the printer is acting screwy that you can save your file still. I was moce
    enough to let them reboot and shutdown using my unblocked desktop shortcuts. Thanks for all your help guys!
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    Am I the only one who things the modern screen can become a huge security gap?
    For home use personally I find it easier than the start menu to find things, but for professional use I have to say they should have a switch to totally block it. If one uses the built in Desktop toolbar on the taskbar it's enough.
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    I love the charm bar, the start menu, the app page, all of it. The search function on the start page works amazingly well...but in a business environment I agree that there needs to be a disable switch, there's a ton you're able to access and not remove from the apps screen.
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    Maybe in 10 they'll make that change if they don't want government agencies like here in Germany and other EU states to go GNU/Linux. At the company where I was working the last 5 years they're still using XP(it's only hooked up to intranet) for SAP in the warehouse.
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