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Jacky Howe

you can get the mini CD's that don't use much space. Another alternative.

In the recent release of Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), a new feature was added by Microsoft to allow the write protection of USB block storage devices. This entails a simple Registry modification that requires no hardware devices to write protect thumb drives.

If the USB drive has no small switch for write protection you can create a Batch file to turn it on through the Registry

REG ADD HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies /v WriteProtect /t REG_DWORD /d 1

and one to turn it off but a System restart is required. Place the Batch files on the USB.

reg delete HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies /f