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Hello and welcome to fixya,

Concerning your problem, if your USB drive that you have to write-protect has not hardware write-protection switch enabled like this picture, you can follow the instructions of this link to write protect your system when plugging in a usb.

WARNING: This is a registry modification so do not follow it if you do not know exactly what you are doing.

I am not re-posting the instructions here since they appear very straight-forward to me. If you have any further questions on how to use this hack, let me know.

If you have any difficulties concerning the above method, you can even download a write-protector enable software that you can run directly so that you can achieve what you need. This can be found here.

Let me know if this helped you at all.

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