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Windows 7: Did an update cause the safe to remove hardware message to go away?

17 Jan 2017   #11
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

As I told I haven't yet installed the Jan 2017 updates. So it as causing that problem is ruled out. And of course I keep updating the MS Securitiy Essentials. So that could be the only spoiler. I had guessed it to be even before you asked that question. (Apart from MSE I only have MBAM which in any case I hadn't updated during the last ten days.)

Just to check I went on to taskbar Properties > Customise. Windows Explorer - Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media. It is on 'Only show notifications" as ever since Windows was installed. Changed it to 'Show icon and notifications" and voila " Oh yes. You can safely remove your device" appeared. Hmmm... was I delighted? ya, briefly, .But that was only for the first removal after the change. Next time I plugged in the USB device and tried to safely remove - No message.

Now what? As I said if I start troubleshooting every annoyance that Microsoft/Windows creates, I will be doing that only, whole life. So get going. Do not listen to anyone telling you to do this or that. You will just be wasting your time.


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17 Jan 2017   #12
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Another suggestion:

Device Manager> Right click on disk > Properties > Policies

Check that Enable Write caching is enabled

Then right-click on the USB Drive (in Explorer) > Properties >Policies. Choose Better Performance. See if you can eject it.
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17 Jan 2017   #13
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
As I told I haven't yet installed the Jan 2017 updates. So it as causing that problem is ruled out. And of course I keep updating the MS Securitiy Essentials. So that could be the only spoiler. I had guessed it to be even before you asked that question. (Apart from MSE I only have MBAM which in any case I hadn't updated during the last ten days.)

Just to check I went on to taskbar Properties > Customise. Windows Explorer - Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media. It is on 'Only show notifications" as ever since Windows was installed. Changed it to 'Show icon and notifications" and voila " Oh yes. You can safely remove your device" appeared. Hmmm... was I delighted? ya, briefly, .But that was only for the first removal after the change. Next time I plugged in the USB device and tried to safely remove - No message.

Now what? As I said if I start troubleshooting every annoyance that Microsoft/Windows creates, I will be doing that only, whole life. So get going. Do not listen to anyone telling you to do this or that. You will just be wasting your time.



What I did update was this

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - January 2017 (KB890830)
January, 2017 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 (KB3212646)
Microsoft Security Essentials definition update. (Done automatically)
Spybot s&d 1.6.2.0 installed def update 1.6.6.32
I didn't install the Jan 2017 preview update.

I removed the January, 2017 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 update. I see MSE update maybe the cause after all. That would explain why the problem came back when I tried those suggestions in this thread, MSE did another auto update.
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17 Jan 2017   #14
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

I have installed all the Windows 7 updates including the Jan Monthly Rollup one & I use MSE which is kept fully updated & I have not had any problems with the Safely Remove Hardware issue.
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17 Jan 2017   #15
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Now, I am almost positive that it is MSE for some users. I uninstalled MSE as a test. The safely remove hardware now pops up when you click on the usb icon located in the task bar & eject the drive.
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17 Jan 2017   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
I have installed all the Windows 7 updates including the Jan Monthly Rollup one & I use MSE which is kept fully updated & I have not had any problems with the Safely Remove Hardware issue.
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17 Jan 2017   #17
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

We have another user reporting the same problem in Ten Forum Safely Remove notification message not appearing - Windows 10 Forums
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17 Jan 2017   #18
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

jumanji

I think there is a fix coming down the line. I did a manual update windows 7 of MSE sp1, its working but I don't know if it will stick. I also don't know if you can do a manual update with windows 10 defender.
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17 Jan 2017   #19
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Yesterday night (17 Jan 2017) when I shut down my PC, it configured some update. This morning when I booted , it completed the update. When I checked the update history it is a MSE definition update. However that didn't fix the problem. So a fix not yet.
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17 Jan 2017   #20
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I do get this message in W10, but I have never gotten a safe to remove hardware message, the icon simply disappears and I remove the flash drive, never had an issue yet.


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