How to disable some specific USB ports

By Tomy
Mar 5, 2015
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  1. Hello all,

    I have a Windows XP machine with Gigabyte EP31-DS3l Mobo. There are two ports on front panel and 4 on back. For some reason I want to disable those two front ones. That is I want to have just the backs worked and not the fronts.
    Is there any way to do this please?
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    You could just unplug the front panel USB cable from the motherboard header. If you ever want to re-enable it, plug it back in.
  3. Tomy

    Tomy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    And no software solution?
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    Depends. Check device manager, how many USB Root Hubs do you have? If you have 1, you are screwed. If you have more than one, disable one.

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