Safely Remove Hardware Icon

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by Android412, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. Android412

    Android412 OSNN Addict

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    I have an external hard drive hooked up through USB. When I first plugged it in (as with any USB device) Windows (in this case win7) installs the driver, and puts the Safely Remove Hardware Icon for when you want to remove it.

    But what if I never plan on removing it? Is there a way to get rid of the icon?

    Not that it's terrible annoying, just seems pointless to have it there.

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  2. Bman

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    From all my searching over the years, no you can't remove it. But I could be wrong.
     
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    this looks like it will do the trick
     
  5. Bman

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    Both those links are the same hehe

    And they say how to hide it, everyone knows how to do that. I want it GONE!
     
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    I've already done the first thing, and I'm with Bman, I wanna get rid of it for good
     
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    And as I said, unless I suck at Google, I have spent a long time looking for away to do it. It's not possible.
     
  8. Dark Atheist

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    from all the googling i have been doing they all seem to show hide only, although there was one program that claimed to do it but it wasn't free
     
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    Yeah I think I found the same program, and if you read it really carefully it says that it can remove/hide devices from the list when you right click on the icon, but I dont think it can actually remove the icon itself.

    You'd think it would be something simple, like telling windows to permanently mount as hard drive or something.

    Ah well, thanks anyway. As I said in my first post it's not that big of a deal, just a small annoyance.

    Android412