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How to prevent access to DVD and USB ports in Windows 7?

How do I prevent access to the DVD drive and USB ports in Windows 7 unless an admin password is entered? Also, if I could, I would like users to connect an Apple iPod without needing to enter a ...
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Will an external USB DVD writer perform the same like an internal SATA DVD Writer?

Will an external USB DVD writer perform the same like Internal SATA DVD Writer? I'm going to purchase a new PC with a very sleek cabinet. If I buy an external USB DVD writer will it perform the same ...
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USB to USB CD ROM emulator

I'm wondering if anyone knows of a CDROM emulator that runs on Linux. I want to emulate this configuration: [CDROM DRIVE]----USB CABLE----[COMPUTER UNDER TEST] Where [COMPUTER UNDER TEST] is a ...
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Boot Toshiba Portege M200 with no CD drive

This has no CD drive and I would like to boot to Acronis to reload from an image that I created. I don't know how else to get the OS and all the drivers loaded. It doesn't seem to have the Toshiba ...
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Will any USB DVD reader work with Apple Mac's?

Following on from this question: Can Apple Macintosh computers boot from a USB volume? Can I use any USB 2.0 DVD drive to boot a Mac from? I had a look around my local PC World today and only ...
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How do I fix “Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer” error during Win XP Pro install?

I just bought a nettop. It came with WinXP Home. I first installed Win 7 on it. I wasn't that happy with the performance so I decided to go back to XP. I am using an external dvd drive and a Win ...