Using 'safely remove hardware' feels like going back 10 years...

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Dave, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Hi Guys,

    Most of my life with XP and usb disks was great, being able to set the disk
    as 'optimised for fast removal' in the computer->(c
    disk)->properties->hardware->properties->policy tab.

    I got really used to this, and now have an unhealthy habit of just pulling
    out USB devices, rather than hunting down the 128 pixels amongst the 2457600
    on my screen which I need to aim and click at to remove the disk. (who
    thinks this stuff up?!?). However, in Vista, that option is now ghosted out.

    What gives? Where's it gone? Why can't I change it? Is this MS's mistaken
    attempt to duplicate showstopping OSX bugs they've misinterpreted as
    desirable features?
    Dave, Sep 11, 2007
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  2. Dave

    KDE Guest

    agreed, I know it's there for my three USB drives, because I changed it to
    "set for performance" to increase speed. (vista business)
    KDE, Sep 11, 2007
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  3. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Mark and Not You, thanks for your replies.

    I've tried this with Sony MagicGate cards (two in total), with USB flash
    disks (Kingston, super-bog-standard), USB HDDS (again, super generic IDE to
    USB adapters which even XP would pick up without asking for drivers), and
    firewire disks.

    They're all FAT filesystems too.

    What I'm *hoping* is that these policies have been moved elsewhere, and
    require administrative access to get to them, which the properties tab
    doesn't grant. I'm hoping this, because I'm also hoping that I'll stumble
    into these policies somewhere else.

    Dave, Sep 11, 2007
  4. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Mark, you're a genius. That's exactly how to get to it. Thanks for the
    insight, and making it public here.

    So many different ways to get the same things in vista...

    Dave, Sep 12, 2007
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