Heh thats nice! Thank you for being so helpful
The properties do not say anything about the flash drive being read only. However I have noticed a few things:
1.) If you look at the picture posted on the first page, the icon next to removable disk is not a 'normal' icon. It is an icon that would be displayed if it was a Windows 7 installation disk, I think. Does that mean the usb is not being recognized as a normal flash drive and instead as an installer?
2.) The folders boot, efi and sources are all read only, and any attempt to change that results in a write protection error. However the other files are not read only.
3.) The diskpart utility tells me that the current read only state is yes, however the read only state is no. I have found solutions to this problem on these forums and on google, however they have failed to solve my problem.
edit: believe it or not its a kingston datatraveler