1.    19 Jul 2016 #1
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    Interesting observation Re: disabling Hard Drives

    I just noticed while investigating the disabling of hard drives in Device Manager in Win 10 that it doesn't require a reboot to set the status as is necessary in Windows 7.
    Any idea why?
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  2.    19 Jul 2016 #2
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    Because Windows 10 is better than Windows 7?
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  3.    19 Jul 2016 #3
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    Windows 7

    In recent years Microsoft has worked hard to reduce the need for a restart of the system. This is particularly important in a busy server where a restart can be very disruptive to normal operations. It can also be very disruptive for a client computer.
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  4.    19 Jul 2016 #4
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    I also noticed something else.
    One of the drives has an image copy of the Windows 7 installation that I used to upgrade to Windows 10 last July.
    It is not possible to disable this drive like I did the for the old XP drive.

    Also...my USB backup drive (1 TB WD My Passport) shows twice in Windows Explorer. It also shows twice in Disk Manager but only one of the entries has an assigned drive letter.

    I'll attach the screen captures here.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Windows 10 Disk Explorer.jpg   Windows 10 Device Manager.jpg   Windows 10 Disk Explorer.jpg  
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  5.    19 Jul 2016 #5
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    Win7 Pro 64-bit

    As you can see, if I boot into that image copy of Win7, I have disabled all but the boot drive (because I can't, obviously), including ERMA0 which contains Win10.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Windows 7 Device Manager.jpg  
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