What triggers the add hardware wizard? RRS feed

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  • Hello all,

    when I plug in devices to the computer, sometimes they are installed automatically and sometimes the add new hardware wizard pops.

    can you please let me know what triggers it? (besides the new hardware)

    the reason I would like to know is because I'm blocking usb mass storage devices.

    I'm doing so by changing the value of HLM\system\currentcontrolset\services\usbstor->start to 4 and denying the SYSTEM group privileges to that reg key.

    the block works perfectly, but for every new usb mass storage device that I plug to the system i get the wizard.

    Is there a way to disable the wizard? or can someone explain me when exactly does he pops, so I can work something out myself?

    Thanks a lot,


    (by the way, I'm working with win Xp)
    • Edited by YairZ Wednesday, December 7, 2011 3:36 PM
    Wednesday, December 7, 2011 2:34 PM


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