Windows 10: Safely Remove & Windows 10 question.

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    Posts : 437
    Windows 10 Pro 1803 17134.137
       21 Jun 2016 #1

    Safely Remove & Windows 10 question.

    On my Windows 10 machine, I've noticed something really strange. First here the system:

    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
    Processor: AMD A8-4500M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 16 Stepping 1
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 5596 Mb
    3xUSB 3.0, 1xUSB 2.0
    Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7640G, 512 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 277580 MB, Free - 208921 MB; D: Total - 303375 MB, Free - 251420 MB; F: Total - 27374 MB, Free - 3185 MB;
    Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1833
    Antivirus: Windows Defender

    Everytime I plug in a USB device (makes no difference which port used), and if I only read from the USB device, If I open up "Safely Remove", and request to remove the device, I always get "The device is busy in use by another task and cannot be removed". But if I write too that device ie: open up a .txt file and do a save-as to the same device, it writes to the device. If I then open up "Safely Remove", and request it to be removed, I will then get the normal "remove the device" message. If I perform the same procedure on my Windows 7 system, it will safely remove without having to write to it.

    Any Ideas why Win 10 functions this way ?
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  2. storageman's Avatar
    Posts : 437
    Windows 10 Pro 1803 17134.137
    Thread Starter
       25 Jun 2016 #2

    Well its been 4 days and 99 views, but no answers yet.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


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