Windows 10: Disable WPD devices on Windows 10 Home Edition?

  1.    08 Nov 2015 #1

    Disable WPD devices on Windows 10 Home Edition?


    Hi,
    I have asked this before, but didn't get any answer, so I will ask again.


    How can I disable WPD devices Write Access on Windows Home Editions because there is no GPEdit.msc on Windows Home Editions.


    Thank you.
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       08 Nov 2015 #2

    Is the computer used in a business and want to prevent plugging in USB devices? Some of the information on these pages may still be relevant and useful:
    Windows Portable Devices - Windows app development
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971514
    wpd device at DuckDuckGo
    WPD appears to apply to many things.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    08 Nov 2015 #3

    Berton said: View Post
    Is the computer used in a business and want to prevent plugging in USB devices? Some of the information on these pages may still be relevant and useful:
    Windows Portable Devices - Windows app development
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971514
    wpd device at DuckDuckGo
    WPD appears to apply to many things.


    Yes the computer is used in a business and I want to prevent plugging in USB devices but none of these documents show me how to block WPD devices.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 3,887
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       08 Nov 2015 #4

    lolcocks said: View Post
    Yes the computer is used in a business and I want to prevent plugging in USB devices but none of these documents show me how to block WPD devices.
    I agree about the documents but wanted to show that most times the problems are to get things working rather than stopping them. As for the version of Windows it probably would be in the company's best interest to get the Pro version installed. As for cost, the Upgrade would usually cost less than the cost of work time lost in trying to find a work-around.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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