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How to Remove Annoying ?Safe To Remove Hardware? Message BoX

by WeAreKira / March 5, 2010 8:52 AM PST
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Question.
by Coryphaeus / March 5, 2010 8:55 AM PST

Do you click the USB icon in the tray before you remove the device? If so, don't. Just remove the device when it's idle.

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Reply to Coryphaeus
by WeAreKira / March 5, 2010 9:07 AM PST
In reply to: Question.

Yes, I even tried left/right click..

Still an annoying safe to remove dialog box appears.. again, this recently happened when I updated my laptop..

anyway..I just want to know the Windows KB Update that causes this to happen.. I don't want to reformat again just for this Sad

OR maybe I can do a repair installation? Will that remove all updates?

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As I said . . .
by Coryphaeus / March 5, 2010 8:50 PM PST
In reply to: Reply to Coryphaeus

don't click it. If the device is idle, just unplug it.

I don't know of any update that would cause this.

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Ok but..
by WeAreKira / March 5, 2010 10:53 PM PST
In reply to: As I said . . .

I'm really fond of using that method..click click..hehehe xD

idle..when is that..

My friend told me to always use safely remove to prevent the devices from degrading..

sorry I gotten used to that..hayz

uhm, all I wanted now..is to find out what KB Update caused this.. darn..I've downloaded all without reading..poor me..

and can I revert all updates? OR My finale option is to reformat again..

Sir, sorry to cause you a lot of troubles okey ^^

~ Vista Ultimate SP2

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Check the update history.
by Kees Bakker / March 5, 2010 10:56 PM PST
In reply to: Ok but..

That's automatically available if you visit Windowsupdate from IE.

Kees

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YAY ^^
by WeAreKira / March 5, 2010 11:19 PM PST

but..which one? I have 54 Windows Update o_O

can you specify them? uhm then if there's no choice = uninstall all >_< ow man


ok..uhm last one! [maybe] xD

I see two types:
Security Update for Microsoft Windows
Update for Microsoft Windows

..in your opinion which one caused this annoyance?

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awts..
by WeAreKira / March 5, 2010 11:25 PM PST
In reply to: YAY ^^

sorry i meant to say..one not all, man I'm expecting toO much..xD

ok nevermind..ow...i'm sad now..

I'm current trying to contact MS right now..can find the livechat option.. arggg

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May be an answer to your ?

The article [Q307729] contains information about modifying the registry to disable the notification area balloon tips.

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Safe to remove icon etc.
by Phil Crase / March 5, 2010 10:40 PM PST

Go to CONTROL PANEL, open TASKBAR AND START menu, under taskbar, go to CUSTOMIZE, you can adjust from there.

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"Safe To Remove"
by jaythom1969 / March 5, 2010 11:12 PM PST

To get rid of the message totally you have to modify the reg. Which you do not want to do. This "Safe to Remove" comes up, or is supposed to on any SATA1 or 2 or USB drives when used. So to link it to an update is probably a not happening thing.

What I would say is the same as the comment "to pull drive when not in use" how will you know? when your n ot using it for 60 seconds should be safe, the longer you wait. The safer to pull.

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Woah!
by WeAreKira / March 20, 2010 5:20 PM PDT
In reply to: "Safe To Remove"

Conclusion: I have done my research; it's not the KBs installed after windows update

Just notice that the annoying safe to remove dialog box with an
"OK" button that requires clicking or hitting Enter still appears after reformatting my laptop ^^

Solution: Upgrade to Windows7

~Microsoft has changed this functionality in Windows 7. Windows 7 shows a balloon tip instead of the dialog box.

Oh well, it can be lived with. Just a slight annoyance.

Anyway, thank you everyone..^^

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Verified.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 20, 2010 9:43 PM PDT
In reply to: Woah!

I am lucky enough that the office changed out our vista laptops for Windows 7 Pro laptops and it was a slight annoying thing about Vista that when you ejected the SD Card which I did several times a day the box you noted required a click to go away.

On Windows 7 it goes away on its own. Much better.
Bob

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