USB memory sticks and windows 2000

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  1. Chris Bardon

    Chris Bardon Cinematographer

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    I can't seem to find an answer to this one-is there a way to remove a USB memory key from Windows 2000 without it complaining about the "safe removal" process? XP has no problem with you just yanking it, but 2000 wants you to shut it down through the taskbar. Is there a way to get this XP like behaviour in 2000?
     
  2. Ted Lee

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    actually xp does have a "safely remove hardware" option. it sits in the sys tray (the green arrow looking thing).

    heck, even the ipod/itunes recommends you unmount it first.
     
  3. Mark Dubbelboer

    Mark Dubbelboer Screenwriter

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    you can also "eject" the device using windows explorer or something similar. i find this to be a bit easier because that's usually the program i'm using to move the files onto the memory stick/ipod to begin with.

    XP may not explicitly tell you it has a problem, but like the Ted said you are supposed to unmount it before removing.
     
  4. Ted Lee

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  5. Mark Dubbelboer

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    i was drunk [​IMG]

    *p.s. i totally came back to this thread just to see what you'd say
     
  6. Chris Bardon

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    Yeah, I noticed that the icon showed up in XP the other night. I wonder why you don't have to unmount a floppy or CD, but they want you to unmount a memory stick? What is this, a mac?
     

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