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Windows 7: safely remove hardware does not even exist!

08 Dec 2009   #1
genxie

windows 7 home premium - 32 bit
 
 
safely remove hardware does not even exist!

I cant find the safely remove hardware icon in customize notification area, its not even on the list! and when i found advice online for how to find it -

rundll32 shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll

the search turned up nothing!

can someone tell me what to do or where to find it in my system? why should i have to download a free program online for safely remove hardware when it should be on my computer?


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08 Dec 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Hello Genxie, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can use that path to create a Safely Remove Hardware shortcut to use instead if you like. It opens the same thing.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 Dec 2009   #3
genxie

windows 7 home premium - 32 bit
 
 

with method one it ends up being a three move process, its there and working which is the main thing, I appreciate your help as i have vast files and pictures on 2 USB's and that had to be done. my problem is that something went wrong with my wordpad and my printer was sent into error/freeze up state. so thats what brought my attention to the issue. now to find out whats wrong with my wordpad.
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09 Dec 2009   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

You're welcome Genxie.

If this happened not to long ago, you might consider a system restore using a restore point dated before this something went wrong to see if it may be able to fix it for you.
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