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

19 Jan 2017   #31
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

jumanji. I occasionally get some update problems with MSE so I uninstall it & download a new copy & install it. Then of course it has to get all the latest definition updates which can take awhile & then do a full scan, but it's worth it in the long run.

So you might give that a go & see if it fixes your problem.


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20 Jan 2017   #32
Robboj

Win 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

I have the same problem with 2 out of three of my PCs. They all run Win7 Professional and are identically updated ie fully updated with Microsoft etc.
The difference is that the PC that has USB safe Removal message working correctly is 64 bit system.
The two 32 bit systems have the USB safe removal problem ie No "Safe To Remove Hardware" pop up.
On both PCs if I disable "Real Time Protection" in MSE set up the USB safe removal tool functions correctly.
So in my opinion the problem is with the MSE definition file.
The must be a signature that sees USB safe Removal tool system as bad.
Why it only occurs on the 32bit systems and not the 64 bit systems is above my pay grade.
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20 Jan 2017   #33
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Technically the notification not appearing is not a problem. The device still gets removed. That is why I did not want to break my head on it.

As suggested by Ranger 4 , I uninstalled MSE. After that " Safe to remove Hardware" appeared. Reinstalled MSE and then checked. That notification has disappeared. Does not appear anylonger.

As indicated by newcomer Robboj - Welcome to Seven Forums @ Robboj - may be this anamoly appears only in 32bit systems.
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20 Jan 2017   #34
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

It was worth trying, but it does seem that it's only in 32 bit Windows, as indicated by Robboj. I cannot suggest anything else.
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20 Jan 2017   #35
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

The only thing that I want to still popup is if its unsafe to eject. My windows 7 is 32-bit clean install as well.
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20 Jan 2017   #36
Robboj

Win 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

[QUOTE=jumanji;3312512]Technically the notification not appearing is not a problem. The device still gets removed. That is why I did not want to break my head on it.

Sure if you go to "Computer" and the usb device is gone no problem!
Alternatively you could navigate to Computer Management and select Device Management, then check to see if the usb device has a yellow mark which indicates that usb device has been marked for safe removal.
The problem for me is that if you just rely on usb item being made ready for removal you can come unstuck.

ie if the usb device is still being using by an application then no warning is given, device stays in "computer" and nothing is marked in Device manager as ready for removal.
Its a pain to have to manually check the status.
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22 Jan 2017   #37
Robboj

Win 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

This morning all seems to be Ok.
Updated MSE to latest signatures (1.235.996.0 created on 23.01.17 2:30 AM).
Took Microsoft long enough to fix.
Guess they don't give a rats about the large number of Win7 32 bit users that have been stressing over the last few weeks trying everything they can to fix their PCs.
Typical Micro$oft. Product Testing, err whats that?
Just look at their new update strategy with monthly roll ups and Intel USB updates that have been causing problems or are a complete mystery.

PS Watch out people for the next GWX type malware that Micro$oft is about to roll out.
Yep they still want us all on Win10.
Hmm No thanks! Not until after Jan 2020! AND even then there will have to major changes made to Win10 (no snooping) or it will be Linux Systems for me.
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22 Jan 2017   #38
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Yes, confirmed. With the recent MSE Virus and Spyware Definition update 1.235.1013.0, the " Safe to remove hardware"notification is back.

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