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Windows 7: unable to eject usb

29 Aug 2014   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thanks for the tip Mayank. I was not aware of that option. For the ignorant like me here is a good explanation:
Quickly remove USB devices without using Safe Removal - CNET

Quick Removal seems to be the default setting in my Windows 7, and in fact is (probably) the reason the Safely Remove option does not work. It is a pity the Windows 7 message doesn't tell you that. But as I understand from the article above Quick Removal is not perfect as you have to be sure the USB disk is not active or has open files before you yank it. So you have to be sure. MOST of the time I am sure. I think.

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01 Sep 2014   #12
Mayank Parmar

Windows 10 Tech Preview

You are right......
However, you should use option of 'best performance' if you want to use flash drive for paging file or ready boost.
For normal usage quick removal works fine.
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