Windows 10: Disconnect device? Solved

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  1.    09 May 2016 #1

    Disconnect device?

    I'm not finding the icon for same in the popup box at the right side of the toolbar as was the case with Win7. I searched locally and didn't find it. Is there a new feature that doesn't require ejecting a USB iPod, flash drive...?

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  2.    11 May 2016 #2

    No, it is still there in Windows 10.
    I can't say right now why it does not show up on your system when you plug in a flash drive though.
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  3.    11 May 2016 #3

    Let's check this first:
    With a USB device plugged in, go to Device Manager > R click on the USB device > Properties > Policies Tab > and make sure "Better Performance" is checked off.
    Then see if that device now shows up with a Safely Eject icon in the Taskbar.
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  4.    11 May 2016 #4

    Attached is a screen shot of the referenced device manager properties--no policy tab?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails No Policy.PNG  
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  5.    11 May 2016 #5

    Mmmmm. That's not helpful.
    I'll see if I can find where they hid that option in Windows 10.
    Or maybe someone else seeing this thread will know.
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  6.    11 May 2016 #6

    According to tutorial, it should be there:
    Disk Write Caching - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Perhaps post the problem in the tutorial thread?

    I'm wondering if this may be a problem with the Home version of 10 vs the Pro or Enterprise versions.
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  7.    12 May 2016 #7

    Good morning --

    Win10 Professional, new machine--NO policy tab

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  8. Arc's Avatar
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       12 May 2016 #8

    markg2 said: View Post
    I'm not finding the icon for same in the popup box at the right side of the toolbar as was the case with Win7. I searched locally and didn't find it. Is there a new feature that doesn't require ejecting a USB iPod, flash drive...?

    Go to Start > Settings.
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    In settings, go to System > Notifications & Actions > Select which Icons Appear on the Taskbar
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    Now, Look at Windows Explorer, Safely Remove Hardware. Set it as you like.
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    Hope it helps.
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  9. Slartybart's Avatar
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       13 May 2016 #9

    I think Arc is on the right track.

    The System tray icons are often found in the drop down 'tray'

    If you just want to eject the thumb drive
    Open File explorer
    Navigate to This PC
    Ricght click on the thumb drive
    Select eject
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  10.    13 May 2016 #10

    The good news is that Arc is correct and under drives there is a policy tab.

    Once you check off Better Performance, any huge negative to also checking off Write Caching if the device allows?

    Also, as for the icon for device disconnect, per your instructions the icon is now on the taskbar at the right hand end. But here's what I still don't get regarding these notification icons in Win10. Win7 allowed you to click on configure (after clicking the ^ and viewing the tray full of notification icons and change the circumstances under which an icon would appear on the taskbar or just reside up in the tray. That's what I'm not finding?

    I'm ending up with a growing number of notification icons that I do not need to see/use all the time.

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