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Published on 05.27.09 by Brent Trahan

Set the Amount of Time Before the System Reboots to Enforce Removable Media Access Rights

Learn how to set the amount of time before the computer reboots to enforce removable media access rights in Windows 7.

Set the amount of time (in seconds) that the system will wait to reboot in order to enforce a change in access rights to removable storage devices.

If you enable this setting, set the amount of seconds you want the system to wait until a reboot.

If you disable or do not configure this setting, the system will not force a reboot.

Note: If no reboot is forced, the access right will not take effect until the system is restarted.

Set the Amount of Time Before the System Reboots to Enforce Removable Media Access Rights

  1. Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.

    Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, System, and then select Removable Storage Access in the left column of the Group Policy editor.


  3. Double-click Time (in seconds) to force reboot in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable, set the time, and then click OK to save the changes.


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