How To Remove Write Protection From USB Drive In Windows 8?
There are 2 reasons why this protection may be activated on your USB drive.
1. First reason is because of virus attacks.
2. Second and most frequent is because your USB drive have a lock switch.
No matter from which of the above reasons this problem occurred, here is how to fix it.
Step 1: From your desktop press Win+R on your keyboard to launch Run window.
Step 2: Inside Run window type regedit and press Enter on your keyboard.
Step 3: If you got prompted by UAC click Yes.
Step 4: Inside Registry Editor window left pane follow this path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrrentControlSet/Control/StorageDevicePolicies.
Step 5: Now select Storage Device Policies and inside right pane right-click on empty space, choose New ->DWORD(32 bit).
Step 6: Name it Write Protect and assign value 0.
Step 7: Click OK to save your changes and close all active windows.
Step 8: Make sure you restart your computer, so changes can take effect.