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Restore the Safely Remove Hardware Tray Icon

In Windows, the Safely Remove Hardware tray icon is visible by default. If you have accidentally hidden it, or wish to reverse a conscious decision to get rid of it, this walkthrough may help you to restore it.


How To Restore the Safely Remove Hardware Tray Icon

  • Right-click the notification area, then click Customize Notifications. Find Safely Remove Hardware in the list that appears, and choose Always show.
  • Go to the Control Panel > Add/Remove Hardware > Add/Remove Windows Components.
  • Double-click Networking Services in the list, and uncheck the box next to UPnP User Interface. Click OK to save your changes.
  • If you are still having problems, go to My Computer > Manage > Services and Applications > Services.
  • Search the list for the Plug and Play entry, and double-click it when you locate it.
  • The Properties window should appear. Set the Startup Type to Automatic.
  • Click OK, and restart your PC.


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