FreeAgent Go: How to Safely Remove Hardware in Windows 7, Vista or XP

FreeAgent Go: How to Safely Remove Hardware in Windows 7, Vista or XP



Provides a couple of methods for safely removing an external drive from a Windows 7/Vista/XP computer.


When using any external storage device, you must practice proper removal procedures to ensure that data is not corrupted or lost. The following provides you with a couple of methods for Safely Removing a FreeAgent Go drive from your Windows 7, Vista or XP computer.

Option 1:

  1. Click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon located in the Windows System Tray
  2. A pop-up opens showing extenral devices connected to your computer. Click on the FreeAgent drive. A pop-up window will appear notifying you that is now Safe to remove the device from the system. At this point, you can safely disconnect the FreeAgent Go drive from your computer.

Option 2:

  1. Double-click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon located in the Windows System Tray. The Safely Remove Hardware window opens.
    Check Display device components (if not already done so) to get a comprehensive view of all connected, external devices.
  2. Select the hardware device you wish to remove and click Stop. The Stop a Hardware device window opens.
  3. Select and confirm which device to stop and click the Stop button.

FreeAgent Drive Flash Video - FreeAgent Go Safely Removing Hardware in windows XP

This will link you to a Flash Video that shows you how to safely remove your FreeAgent Go from your Windows XP system

View Flash Guide
Click here to launch the movie.





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