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Windows 7: Show icon for "safely remove hardware"


12 Jul 2010   #1

Windows Vista and 7
 
 
Show icon for "safely remove hardware"

I have set up several Windows 7 computers to always show the "Safely remove hardware" icon in the system tray, when a flash drive is installed.

However, the Windows 7 Home edition I have just installed doesn't list that icon as an option when I click on customise. How can I get that option to appear so that I can change it from "only show notification"?

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12 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

When you put in a flash drive(usb stick) it will show on the bottom right side of task bar. As soon as you want to remove that item click on the little icon and it will direct or tell you that you can now safely remove it.
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12 Jul 2010   #3

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dougham View Post
I have set up several Windows 7 computers to always show the "Safely remove hardware" icon in the system tray, when a flash drive is installed.

However, the Windows 7 Home edition I have just installed doesn't list that icon as an option when I click on customise. How can I get that option to appear so that I can change it from "only show notification"?
Maybe one of these tutorials can help you......

Safely Remove Hardware - Eject Device

Safely Remove Hardware Shortcut - Create
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12 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Premium
 
 

Hi, are you sure it's not there, after clicking on customise, mine shows up under the heading "Windows Explorer"
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13 Jul 2010   #5

Windows Vista and 7
 
 
Did you understand my problem

Thank you for your replies, but please re-read my problem as your answers show that you haven't understood the problem.

Howling Wolves - That is what I am trying to fix. When I plug in a flash drive the icon is not in the system tray. I have to click the up arrow and then click the icon to remove.
All other Windows 7 pcs I have set up allow me to customise to to have the icon in the system tray and not in the extra click for hidden icons.

Dooley - that Windows Explorer option is NOT there - that's why I posted the question.
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13 Jul 2010   #6

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dougham View Post
Thank you for your replies, but please re-read my problem as your answers show that you haven't understood the problem.

Howling Wolves - That is what I am trying to fix. When I plug in a flash drive the icon is not in the system tray. I have to click the up arrow and then click the icon to remove.
All other Windows 7 pcs I have set up allow me to customise to to have the icon in the system tray and not in the extra click for hidden icons.

Dooley - that Windows Explorer option is NOT there - that's why I posted the question.
Click on the arrow button to show the flash drive icon, and simply drag and drop to your task bar.. Nothing more...

Hope this helps...
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