Eject Kindle from Windows 7

Eject Kindle USB Drive Mode from Windows 7
Kindle USB Drive Mode
If you’ve got a Kindle and are having trouble when you get the

USB Drive Mode
If you want to read or shop on your Kindle while continuing to charge over USB, please keep the USB cable attached, but eject your Kindle from your computer.

because ejecting doesn’t clear the message and let you keep reading, the solution is to eject the Kindle from Windows Explorer and NOT from the system tray (or Printers and Devices).

  1. Make sure the Kindle is plugged in and unejected…if you’ve tried to eject it already, unplug it and plug it back in
  2. Open Windows Explorer (Win+E) or go to Computer from the Start menu
  3. Right-click on the Kindle
  4. Choose Eject

This should do the trick for Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Here is a technical explanation of why this is necessary if you’re interested.

4 thoughts on “Eject Kindle from Windows 7”

  1. yeah i discovered this myself… kind of annoying, would have been nice if the on screen instructions were more clear on that point…

  2. Really useful ta! Still remember being taught in an era of questionable 3rd party drivers, that the system tray was the only guaranteed place to safely remove a device. Nice of MS to change the behaviour – although Amazon should really catch up, if this first came in with Vista.

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