I purchased a new computer with Win 8. I have added nothing to it. I'm transitioning slowly. When I inserted a USB thumb drive into my XP I needed to wait for the "Safely Remove Hardware" notice before removing the USB. However, I cannot find any information on this topic including the book, "Window 8 for Dummies". I inserted a USB into one of the slots on the Win 8 computer and read the files on it. There was no icon on the task bar on either the Start screen or the Desktop to safely remove the USB.
Has this function been done away with in Win 8?
I resorted to Shutting Down the computer and then removing the USB. How do I Safely remove the USB and still keep the computer running?
Thanks in advance.