1.    01 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Does Burning to USB Drive Make it Unwriteable?

    If I use Windows USB/DVD tool or Rufus to burn the Windows 10 ISO to my USB drive, would I be able to use the USB drive anymore, i.e. deleting files and putting other ones?
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  2.    01 Aug 2015 #2
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Gather you are talking about usb memory stick drives, not laser burning a disc.
    Will still work, yes. Just reformat it.
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  3.    01 Aug 2015 #3
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    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 (laptop), W10Pro (tablet)

    "Burning" is a term that refers to writing data to a CD or DVD since, unless you use a re-writable disk, the disk is burned and can't be used again.

    Not so with a USB thumb drive. It's re-writable so you can delete the files on there (or format) and re-use it for whatever you wish.
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  4.    02 Aug 2015 #4
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    But mine did. It is now write-protected. How can I fix this?
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