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Windows 7: Safely Remove Hardware - Eject Device

28 May 2012   #70
drugo

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I'm afraid I don't know since that's programmed into the program.
sorry my ignorance but this should to the same of Powers off devices in Vista and Win7 (USB Safely Remove) ? i mean To Turn Off USB Selective Suspend


but there is a your great tutorial -> USB Selective Suspend - Turn On or Off ?

thanks
cheeers


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28 May 2012   #71
PapaDove

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Safely Removal

Hi'
A friend told me that you could safely remove your USB flash drive by press-holding "ESC" whilst removimg the drive. Can this be true?
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28 May 2012   #72
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello PapaDove, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I don't think so. I've never heard of that before.
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28 May 2012   #73
drugo

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello PapaDove, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I don't think so. I've never heard of that before.
Brink
may i ask you about To Turn Off USB Selective Suspend ?


does it turn off only the external hard disk or the usb keyboard and the usb mouse too?

thanks
cheers
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29 May 2012   #74
PapaDove

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Safely Removal

Thanks Brink!
I have practiced this for a while now even though i have always doubted it. I will stop right away and inform others who practiced it too.
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29 May 2012   #75
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, I would prefer to use Safely Remove Hardware and get a notice that it was actually safe to remove first.
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15 Aug 2012   #76
kman1953

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hi! New to the forum, and I'm sure I'll have more questions. This topic seemed relative to my inquiry.
I'm an old XP user who just got converted to 7. I notice that when I do a Safely Remove Hardware task, I get the note that it's OK to remove the device, but the light on my USB device or the light on my PC next to my camera card do not go out when it's safe to remove, as they did when I had XP. Is this a feature of 7 that's different than my XP , or is something not right here? Thanks...
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15 Aug 2012   #77
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello kman, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I've noticed that it's pretty much a hit and miss with the light going out for devices. As long as you got the safe to remove message, you're fine to disconnect it though.
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15 Aug 2012   #78
kman1953

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

OK... Thanks! Just curious, though, as to what can happen if you forget and remove your device without doing the Safely Remove routine.
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15 Aug 2012   #79
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If Windows was in the middle of copying/moving/reading something from the device at the time you removed it, then that something would be corrupted and/or lost. If the drive was sitting idle with no reads/writes happening, then most likely nothing would happen.

You could disable write caching for the device to help prevent issue by accidentally removing it without using Safely Remove.

Write-Caching - Enable or Disable
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