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Many of you who use USB drives will benefit from this quick fix. Safely removing hardware can be a pain when you have to click the button every time. In this guide you will learn how to assign a keyboard shortcut to the Safely Remove Hardware Dialog.

How to Use a Shortcut Key to Safely Remove Hardware

Creating the Shortcut

1. Right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose New \ Shortcut:

How to Use a Shortcut Key to Safely Remove Hardware

2. Paste in the following into the location box:

RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll

How to Use a Shortcut Key to Safely Remove Hardware

3. Give the shortcut a name, and you’ll have a shortcut icon…

How to Use a Shortcut Key to Safely Remove Hardware

Assigning a Shortcut Key

Right-click the icon you made above, click properties, and select the Shortcut tab.

How to Use a Shortcut Key to Safely Remove Hardware

As long as the shortcut remains on the desktop, this shortcut will work for you.



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13 thoughts on “Use a Shortcut Key to Safely Remove Hardware [How To]”

  1. Best of May 2008 | Windows Gui says:

    […] How to Use a Shortcut Key to Safely Remove Hardware […]

  2. R.C. May says:

    Thanks for the memories, need to stop throwing out those piecies,

    Thank You

  3. R.C. May says:

    Thanks for the memories, need to stop throwing out those piecies,

    Thank You

  4. R.C. May says:

    Thanks for the memories, need to stop throwing out those piecies,

    Thank You

  5. R.C. May says:

    Thanks for the memories, need to stop throwing out those piecies,

    Thank You

  6. Paul says:

    Yes, I can be even more lazy with this!

  7. Paul says:

    Yes, I can be even more lazy with this!

  8. Paul says:

    Yes, I can be even more lazy with this!

  9. tcoss2007 says:

    not really working for me….I have vista ultimate x64..it just opens up the safely remove hardware window, even though I only have just one device plugged in

  10. tcoss2007 says:

    not really working for me….I have vista ultimate x64..it just opens up the safely remove hardware window, even though I only have just one device plugged in

  11. tcoss2007 says:

    not really working for me….I have vista ultimate x64..it just opens up the safely remove hardware window, even though I only have just one device plugged in

  12. tcoss2007 says:

    not really working for me….I have vista ultimate x64..it just opens up the safely remove hardware window, even though I only have just one device plugged in

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