Is it possible to add The Safety Remove Hardware Option to the Windows desktop right-click contextual menu to aid in the removal of usb devices ?
The people over at SevenForums have provided a nice .reg file that you can run to add some registry values so that it appears in the context menu: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/195984-safely-remove-hardware-add-desktop-context-menu.html
Alternatively, you can do it yourself using regedit.exe and adding these registry values:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Safely Remove Hardware] "Icon"="hotplug.dll,-100" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Safely Remove Hardware\command] @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\control.exe hotplug.dll"
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Safely Remove Hardware if you want to disable it.
In Vista or 7 unlock us has a nice and easy tutorial to do just this. http://unlockforus.blogspot.com/2008/07/vistaxp-add-safely-remove-hardware.html
For Windows OS there are not many areas that you can't add commands