We all know that one person who annoyingly reminds you to use “Safely Remove Hardware” before pulling the USB drive out of the slot. They shouldn’t bother you anymore. As Betanews first noted, Microsoft has introduced a new policy that allows you to remove the device without using the Safely Remove Hardware process – as long as you’re not writing data to it. To be sure, you could actually do this even back when Windows 7 was around – but the OS was set to enable ‘Better performance’ by default for USB drives, instead of ‘Quick removal.’ So you couldn’t just…

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