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Windows 7: Safely Remove Hardware - DVD/CD Drive?

30 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
Safely Remove Hardware - DVD/CD Drive?

Just installed Windows 7 (64-bit Business)- liking it so far. One thing that I am confused on though: I am being offered to safely remove hardware for my DVD/CD drive? This was not something I ever saw under Vista prior to this so I am confused as to why it is showing that option in Windows 7. It is a permanent drive - why would I want to safely remove it?

Thanks for any thoughts/help on this.

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30 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 64-bit Home

i also get the option to remove my main hard drive C:

kinda odd
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