Originally posted by jonny_uk
To remove the icon in system tray, right click task bar, select properties, then at the bottom right click on customize, from there you can choose to permanently hide the icon, thats what i did because it just randomly appeared and wouldnt go away
...same here. It's really annoying! Sometimes it re-appears in the taskbar tray even though I've set the icon to hide, and I find myself having to re-hide it time after time.
With the whole USB drive and safe removal thingymajig, it should be fine to remove the USB drive without stopping the device in the safely remove hardware dialogue beforehand...so long as it's set to:
...in the properties of the drive in device manager.