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  1. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       08 Mar 2015 #11

    Dude said: View Post
    Pressing the populate button will dispay the partition style and other data. Why it would need to be disabled I don't understand.
    I see odd questions like this in all the Designer Media forums and wonder if someone wants to learn things to create malware. There's no other use for such knowledge, or is there?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Texas
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    Windows 10 Pro X64
       08 Mar 2015 #12

    Good question Cliff, I have no idea. Hopefully the OP will reply back with more info
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  3. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       08 Mar 2015 #13

    Cliff S said: View Post
    I see odd questions like this in all the Designer Media forums and wonder if someone wants to learn things to create malware. There's no other use for such knowledge, or is there?
    Very possible.. ask a seemingly legitimate question and use it for hacking purposes??
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  4. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,954
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       08 Mar 2015 #14

    But then again not all hacking is bad... I mean there are probably legit uses. Could bet a software dev only wants certain information and not all to show/be used by program.
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  5. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       08 Mar 2015 #15

    Cliff S said: View Post
    But then again not all hacking is bad... I mean there are probably legit uses. Could bet a software dev only wants certain information and not all to show/be used by program.
    So true..
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  6. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       08 Mar 2015 #16

    Dude said: View Post
    Good question Cliff, I have no idea. Hopefully the OP will reply back with more info
    To even get there one has to jump thru hoops. and it's only information that diskpart can give
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
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       08 Mar 2015 #17

    Cliff S said: View Post
    You use this to make sure someone is using GPT or MBR partitioning.
    You can also use Disk Manangement to display the partition style

    View menu -> Top
    Select Disk List

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    Back to the topic: I'm not aware of any way to disable the function of "populate" under the properties menu.
    I'd guess that this would be a group policy or registry change to disable the button - sorry I couldn't be more help DJ.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2014
    Trnava
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    Windows Home x64 (Home per choice)
       08 Mar 2015 #18

    Does this applies to GPT/SSD only? Because I do not have populate button.
    Just wondering, because if I should have it, then it probably can be disabled.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    Texas
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    Windows 10 Pro X64
       08 Mar 2015 #19

    Your shot shows it already populated, but I would think the populate button would show as greyed out. I did some google-fu but can not find an answer.
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  10. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       08 Mar 2015 #20

    That's because they are already populated. There are different ways to view in windows. 1. through disk management 2. Device management 3. Devices & Printers like this screen shot:
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