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

18 Jan 2017   #21
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I still get Safe to Remove message on my Windows 10 HP laptop. This is after Windows Defender definitions update just a while ago. So WD is uptodate and it hasn't broken anything as MSE did in Windows 7.

Did an update cause the safe to remove hardware message to go away?-safe2remove.jpg

However as indicated in my earlier post atleast one user has reported that the above notification message has failed to appear on his Windows 10 PC all of a sudden.




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18 Jan 2017   #22
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

This article says it`s a user profile in Windows 10 causing the issue. But as long as the icon disappears, and the drive disappears from windows explorer, I`m ok with that

Safe to remove hardware message no longer shows in Windows 10 - Microsoft Community

I fixed it, I had this setting set to off.

And I personally do not use Defender on W10, I have a subscription to Webroot which turns off Defender.


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18 Jan 2017   #23
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

You did it.

Safe to remove hardware message no longer shows in Windows 10 - Microsoft Community

In this also it was an user-induced fault condition.

"The setting for Turn off all balloon notifications was already set to Not Configured...

But your request reminded me of something I had turned off...

In Notifications... All Settings.. System... Notifications and Actions.., I had turned off "Show App Notifications" because a couple of my apps were driving me nuts with notifications...

I turned it back on, and the Safely Remove message now works...

Too bad I can't still have access to the Safely Remove message, and still turn the other stuff off...

Thanks... at least now I know the reason for the error..."

So atleast now you know the reason for not getting that notification so far.
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18 Jan 2017   #24
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

I have two profiles local accounts under windows 7. Same issue. I have notice that the problem is now on & off but most of the time it doesn't show the balloon.

Despite what that site said, I don't believe its a 3 party software issue.

I believe the cause for some is the definition updates for Windows 10 defender & Windows 7 Microsoft Security Essentials.

As I said earlier
I have always show all icons and notification on the taskbar checked in windows 7 sp1
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18 Jan 2017   #25
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

My post #21 and 23 were for AddRAM on the same issue on Windows 10. On Windows 7 the issue persists and no fix from Microsoft so far.
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18 Jan 2017   #26
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I prefer to just right click the device I want to remove from the computer screen
Otherwise I just shutdown for an external enclosure disconnection.
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18 Jan 2017   #27
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

^ When you click on Safely remove icon and click on Eject , the drive gets removed and the safely remove icon vanishes. So everything works fine as before except that the Notification " Safe to Remove Hardware" does not appear. Why all of a sudden such notification which we always used to get has now disappeared is what is being discussed. We are not saying the drive is not getting removed to look for alternate methods of safely ejecting it..
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19 Jan 2017   #28
Callender

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

Okay I get this:
Did an update cause the safe to remove hardware message to go away?-eject.jpg
Then this (balloon that others report is missing)
Did an update cause the safe to remove hardware message to go away?-eject-2.jpg
WD is disabled. I don't have MSE. If you want to know which updates are installed let me know.


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19 Jan 2017   #29
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

it has arready been ascertained that the MSE update killed that notification balloon.( In my case I hadn't made any Windows updates. Only MSE definitions updates regularly. Therefore I had determined that it is only MSE updates that killed the notification. Groze has confirmed it. He uninstalled MSE and the notification returned.)
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19 Jan 2017   #30
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Strange, my balloon pops up fine and I have MSE fully updated on W7.
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