In the process of trying to rescue a teacher's USB stick I was in the dark depths of device manager and noticed you can switch a USB drive to this state so you don't have to do safely remove!
How long's this feature been in Windows? (and why didn't anyone tell me :) )
Ready for answers ranging from (Win95 to WinMe :) )
PS Is it the default setting nowadays and if not - how can I force it to be so?