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Will it work on my school computers?

By Darrenbilly
Sep 27, 2007
  1. Hey! I have just purchased a 4gb sandisk cruzer micro. It works fine on my home pc and laptop (XP and vista) I'm worried incase it does not work at school. They are on a network with heavy restrictions, i can use normal pen drives, my current on is a peak 2 1 gig. Will my new on work at school do you think? And if not, is there someway i can make it work? Thanks
     
  2. Firedawg1971

    Firedawg1971 TS Rookie Posts: 39

    as long as they have usb ports and are xp/2000 or vista, I dont see a problem.
     
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Agreed .
     
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    some U3 devices will not work on restricted networks unless you delete the U3 technology. This is true on Department of Defense systems.
     
  5. Darrenbilly

    Darrenbilly TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 161

    :( Nope

    Sadly it has not worked. My school network does not allow it for security purposes. Thanks anyway
     
  6. matav

    matav TS Enthusiast Posts: 144

    download ophcrack
    make the ophcrack CD
    boot the school computer from this CD
    get the administartor password
    use password to log-in
    reduce the security to suit you
    insert pen-drive
     
  7. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

    Um, probably not a good idea to try what was suggested above unless you like being expelled from school.
     
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,342   +622

    there are several packages that allow an network admin to disable USB devices
    or to control access to them. think about it -- disgruntled employee takes a
    USB thumb drive to work and if it can be mounted+accessed:
    installs all kinds of havoc/trojans OR
    steals company trade secrets

    how would like it if you were the owner/CEO?
     
  9. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,393   +107

    Becoming more standard in most business here. No USB allowed..
     
  10. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    Hehehe USB sticks are becomming known as "Hacker wands"...

    You'd be amazed what you can do with one.
     
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