How to Turn Off Notifications of USB issues in Windows 10

Windows 10 offers a feature that can notify whenever a connected USB device has issues. It can be with the device you just plugged into the computer or devices like printers, external storage devices, and so on. It usually happens when the computer is not able to recognize the device. That said, many a time, these errors are false positive. You can easily get it as your device is working fine. While not recommended, if you get the error too many times, and like every time you plug in a USB drive, then its best to disable notifications of USB Issues in Windows 10. In this post, we will show how you can disable or enable this feature.

Disable Notifications of USB issues in Windows 10

There are two ways to turn off notifications about USB issues and problems:

  1. Change USB Settings in Windows
  2. Modify Registry Settings for NotifyOnUsbErrors key

When using the registry method, you can export the modified key and import it to any computer to instantly apply the change. It works on Windows 10 Home version as well.

1] Change USB Settings in Windows Settings

Windows 10 offers this as a setting in the devices section. It is enabled by default

  • Use WIN + I shortcut to open Windows 10 Settings
  • Navigate to Devices > USB
  • Uncheck the box against the option— Notify me if there are any issues connecting to the USB devices.

2] Change NotifyOnUsbErrors value in Windows Registry

NotifyOnUsbErrors is a key-value pair in Windows Registry, which can do the same as the settings. It is useful when you want to apply it to multiple computers remotely. You should be an admin user to edit registry settings. Also, make sure to create a restore point of your computer before making any registry changes.

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Open Registry Editor by typing Regedit in the Run prompt, and pressing the Enter key

Click yes when you receive the UAC Prompt

In the Registry Editor, navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWAREMicrosoftShellUSB

Right-click on the space in the right pane, and create a new DWORD (32Bit)

Name it NotifyOnUsbErrors

Double click to edit it. Set 1 to turn on notification for USB issue, and (Zero) to turn it off.

You can change the value, and quickly verify the status by going to Settings Devices > USB.

I hope the guide was easy to follow, and you were able to disable Notifications of USB Issues in Windows 10. However, be aware it also suppresses the actual issues, so if you don’t see the USB device working, enable it and check the results.

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