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I installed windows from external HDD. And opened windows for the first time with this external HDD. And I think because of this, windows 8 recognizes this HDD as internal.

As you see, here is USB External HDD:

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But No HDD in usb safe removal tool:

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How to get safe removal functionality back?

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what is the cache policy? is the HDD configured as safe removal or performance? asset1.cbsistatic.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2012/05/01/… –  magicandre1981 Oct 6 '13 at 5:39

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Unless I'm misunderstanding you, you can't eject the drive that windows is booted from.

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You've misunderstood. He installed from that drive and then restarted Windows with that drive still plugged in. –  Tog Oct 6 '13 at 10:19

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