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 PostPost subject: Set A Partition To Read Only        Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 12:47 am 
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Hello everyone.

I want to know if it is possible to set a partition on a computer to read only.

The reason I ask is that I am planning on giving a computer to my grandfather and I made an Acronis TrueImage file of the harddisk as a clean XP install. I did this in case he clicks a little too happily, downloads, and installs something a little unwholesome. I also used PartitionMagic to make a small 5gb partition on the disk, allowing me to store the backup and the necessary tools to restore it.

But heres my issue:
If he DOES get click happy and infects his OS install, it has the possibility of spreading over, so I want to set the partition to read only.

The OS is Windows XP Pro.

Thanks a bunch in advance!


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Which partition do you want to set read-only? The Windows partition? That would be close to impossible as Windows uses to almost constantly write to the disk. An approach to this would be adapting Windows PE technologies, however.

If you just want to set the small 5GB partiiton to read-only, why don't you just remove its drive letter, so it will be inaccessible to the system? Or temporarily change its partition type.


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You could instead lock it all down using Group Policy so that nothing can be installed, non-approved applications can't be run etc, if you want to protect it from getting infected in the first place. If you just want to make the second drive read-only, you could use the Security tab in the drive's properties to deny write permissions to it.

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 PostPost subject: FBWF        Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 8:53 am 
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Well, there is the FBWF (File Based Write Filter). Changes made to disk are actually changed in ram.


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