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"Safely Remove Hardware"

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    "Safely Remove Hardware"


    I have a new machine with 8.1 [that I have come to hate! I guess I'm just an old dog trying to learn new tricks] it is constantly not showing all my external drives when I want to remove one with "Safely Remove Hardware" and of course the one not showing is usually the one I want do remove. Is this a know issue with 8.1 or is it more likely something is just wrong with this new machine.

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I have 8.1 Pro wmc & have no problems with the safely remove hardware thing.

    I found this on Google:

    • You can also safely remove devices from the Computer folder. Click the Start button , click Computer, right-click the device you want to remove, and then click Eject.
    And:

    Safely Remove USB Drives Just by Unplugging Them | PCWorld
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    I've also never had an issue with "Safely Remove Hardware" until this machine. Thanks
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I edited my first post.
    Check it again please.
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    How did we exist on computers before Google


    Thanks I'll try it later tonight. Appreciate the help.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Silvera View Post
    Thanks I'll try it later tonight. Appreciate the help.
    You are welcome.
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