Safely remove hardware icon Tags: Hardware Hard Drives Windows 7 Last response: July 30, 2010 3:55 PM in Windows 7 Share jim_l8472 July 30, 2010 2:51:20 PM I'm sure this has been asked before, but how do I get rid of the safely remove hardware icon in the system tray? I don't mean hide it, I mean completely get rid of it. I switched my drives over to AHCI(faster boot) and this is why my drives are listed as removable but I have no need to remove/disconnect my hard drives (both internal) This is really annoying my OCD lol and I have a few friends laptops I'd like to remove it from as well. More about : safely remove hardware icon jefe323 a b $ Windows 7 July 30, 2010 3:55:17 PM right click on the taskbar, click properties, click customize, find safely remove hardware icon and on the left should be something that says "hide when inactive". Click that and select "always hide" m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWindows 8 Safely Remove Hardware Icon Forum Solved"Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" icon would not go away Forum "Safely Remove Hardware" systray icon missing. (Hot Swap inop) Forum "Safely Remove Hardware" icon shows "..." Forum Remove Hardware Safely Icon lists C drive and D Drive as removable disks Forum What do I do if the Safely Remove Hardware Icon in Vista is missing? Forum "Safely Remove Hardware" Icon? Forum Safely Remove Hardware Icon Forum Safely remove hardware icon in toolbar Forum How can I make the safely remove hardware icon go away? Forum Missing "Safely Remove Hardware" Icon Forum Annoying "Safely Remove Hardware" Icon Forum "Safely remove hardware" icon query Forum Safely Remove Hardware icon in Notification Area Forum No "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in systray Forum Missing "Safely Remove Hardware Icon" Forum Safely Remove Hardware Task Bar Icon Missing Forum Safely Remove Hardware Icon Forum safely remove hardware icon Forum Can I remove the Safely Remove Hardware Icon from my tray Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !