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    How to add shortcut for ‘Safely Remove Hardware’ dialog using right click menu on Windows Vista?

    When I use USB drive on my PC upgraded to Windows Vista, I can view the ‘Safely Remove Hardware’ dialog while clicking on the USB device icon on the taskbar. Instead of that, I want that dialog box to come while clicking on ‘Eject drives’ option inside the menu pop up on the screen after right clicking on desktop. Can I set it up like that?



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    Re: How to add shortcut for ‘Safely Remove Hardware’ dialog using right click menu on Windows Vista?

    At first, create back up for the registry in your system as you need to make changes in it. Press the Windows key +R for getting into the ‘Run’ window. Type regedit into the ‘Open’ field and click on the ‘OK’ button. The Registry Editor window will open up on the screen from which you can navigate into HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\. Once you find the shell folder, right click on it and select New->Key options. You can then type in Eject Drives for viewing it on the right click menu. Right-click on the ‘Eject Drives’ key after that and select New->Key options to create a new key with ‘Command’ as name. Click on the ‘Command’ key so that you can view Name (Default) and Type REG_SZ on the right pane. You need to double click on Name (Default) and type RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll into Value Data field. Press the ‘OK’ button afterwards and right click on the desktop to see whether it is possible to find the ‘Eject Drives’ option.

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