Fixed: Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media Icon Doesn’t Appear or You Cannot Eject Media in Windows 8.1

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There are some annoying problems related to the functionality of the USB 3.0 ports in Windows 8.1 But with the help of frequent updates and patches, Microsoft has always tried to fix this. We now take into account a small, but important update that has been recently deployed.
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As part of the recent November update, Microsoft has rolled out update file KB 2993843, which contains some important fixed for those who are suffering from these problems. This update fixes the following problems:

  • The Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon does not appear
  • The Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon appears but the eject hardware option does not appear

This happens when you have USB 3.0 ports on a computer that is running Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2 or when you connect a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 hub and an SD card reader to the computer through one of the USB 3.0 ports.

There hasn’t been provided a hotfix for download, so you just need to make sure that you have performed the most recent Windows Update check. It’s the best way to stay update with the most recent Windows version and make sure that you get fixes for annoying bugs and other problems.

READ ALSO: How to Fix Slow USB 3.0 Problems in Windows 8.1

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