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Windows 7: Did a windows update cause the drivers and removable devices to?

11 Jul 2015   #1
Max Pen

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Did a windows update cause the drivers and removable devices to?

Be like here: How to Separate ?Devices and Drives? Section in Windows 8.1 Explorer ?This PC?? - AskVG

I think I'm pretty sure it wasn't like that on my windows 7 pc before I did some updates.

Or I may be mistaken and this is not happening. I think I solved it.

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11 Jul 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709

What kind of problem did your computer have that is now fixed.
No I don't want to go to what ever AskVG is.
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12 Jul 2015   #3
Max Pen

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Why you think that site is going to hack you if you visit it?

But to answer your question: In Windows 8 and beyond remote drives and hard drives are grouped in the same category while in Windows 7 they are separate in the my computer folder.
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12 Jul 2015   #4

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

...and your point is??
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12 Jul 2015   #5
Max Pen

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Well I thought a win update had made it like it is in windows 8 to prepare us for windows 10 upgrade.
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 Did a windows update cause the drivers and removable devices to?

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