USB Ports Are Disabled - Local System Administrator Rights

Jun 2, 2010

I am using Windows XP in a corporate workstation where I have been given the local system administrator rights and I am not in any kind of domain or workgroup.But my problem is the USB ports are disabled and I wanted to enable them.

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