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Windows 7: Safely remove OS disk - what would happen?

17 Aug 2010   #1

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Safely remove OS disk - what would happen?

Since I have jumpy hands with a disability it is scaring the pants off me to find that W7 allows me to pick my internal drive from which I am running the OS from the list of drives to stop with "safely remove hardware". It does seem like the world's stupidest question, and surely I will just get that "something is using this drive I can't stop it now" error, but will it do anything horrible if I accidentally hit that button one day? If it could all go horribly wrong, can I do anything to permanently hide the OS disk from the remove hardware options?


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17 Aug 2010   #2


You have nothing to worry about. Windows won't stop or disconnect a drive that has any programs running from it (including windows itself)
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