Allow Removal and Format of Removable Media in Windows 8

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Alexander Avdeev, Eng

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Steps

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    The first thing that we need to do is to press the Windows key and then press "R" on the keyboard
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    When the "Run" window opens, we need to type in "secpol.msc"
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    This is Local Security Policy.
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    We press "Enter"
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    When the "Local Security Policy" window opens, we need to double-click "Local Policies"
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    Then, we double-click "Security Options"
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    At the right side of the screen, we are looking for "Devices
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    Allowed to format and eject removable media". In this case, it is set to "Administrators", which means that only administrators are allowed to format and eject removable media.
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    To change the "Devices
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    Allowed to format and eject removable media" option, we need to double-click it.
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    We click the drop-down menu
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    From the drop-down menu, we can select any of the options
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    For example, "Administrators and Power Users" is almost the same as "Administrators"; but "Administrators and Interactive Users" means that even guests will be given access. We choose according to our preference. In this case, "Administrators and Interactive Users" is selected.
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    Then, we click "OK"
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    We can now close the "Local Security Policy" window
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Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Lukward Thomason

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