Have you disabled USB ports on your Windows computer? Wish to re-enable them? If yes is your answer, then you have landed on the right page. In this tutorial, I am going to provide the steps to enable USB ports in your Windows PC.
You can enable the USB ports on Windows using two simple tricks.
- Using Registry Editor
- Using Notebook
Let us discuss the steps in detail.
Steps To Enable USB Ports In Windows:
Method 1: Using Registry Editor
Step 1: To get started, first you need to open the Registry Editor. Press Win + R on your keyboard to open up Run command. Now in the Run Box type regedit to open the Registry Editor.
Step 2: In the left pane of the Registry Editor window, navigate to the following location.
Step 3: Now in the right pane locate the DWORD value named as Start. Once done, right-click on the DWORD value and select Modify from the context menu.
Step 4: In the Modify DWORD Value window, change the value data from 4 to 3 and click OK.
Step 5: Now close the Registry Editor and restart the Computer to apply the changes.
That’s it. You have now successfully enabled the USB Port on your Windows PC.
Note: This method will work on all the versions of Windows like Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.
Method 2: Using Notepad
Step 1: To get started, first you need to open the Notepad. Go to start and type Notepad in the search and click on the Notepad program that appears.
Step 2: Now copy and paste the code given below without quotes:
“Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
Step 3: To save the Notepad, click File -> Save As. Now this will open up the save as dialog box as shown below.
Step 4: In the Save As dialog box, enter the name of the file as “enableUSB.reg” (without quotes) And change the file type as All types from the drop down and click Save. Close the Notepad once saved.
Step 5: Locate the Notepad file saved in the previous step and double-click on file to run the saved registry file.
Step 6: A pop-up will appear asking whether you would like to add the information to the Registry Editor. Click “Yes.”
That’s it. You have now successfully re-enabled the disabled USB ports in your Windows PC.
If you encounter any issues while following this tutorial, do let me know using the comments section below.