Windows - The "Safely Remove Hardware" tray icon is missing

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Windows - The "Safely Remove Hardware" tray icon is missing



Issue

Windows won't display the Safely Remove Hardware tray icon. What can be done?

Solution

To fix this issue, follow these steps:
  • Right click on the notification area
  • Click on Customize Notifications
  • Find "Safely Remove Hardware" in the list that appears and choose "Always show".
  • Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Hardware.
  • Click on the Add/Remove Windows Components.
  • Double click Networking Services in the list.
  • Un-check the " UPnP User Interface " .
  • Click OK

If you are still having problems:
  • Go to My Computer > Manage > Services and Applications > Services.
  • Search the list for the following entry "Plug and Play" and double click on it.
    • The properties window should appear.
    • Set the Startup Type to "Automatic" .
  • Click OK and restart your PC.

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Published by netty5. Latest update on September 19, 2014 at 08:33 AM by ninha25.
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