Is the “Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media” icon/program missing from your Windows Taskbar?
1) Connect a usb device, do you see it now? If yes, you are done.
2) Exit a few taskbar programs (Google Sync and Backup, OneDrive, your printer, etc.) and connect a usb drive.
Do you see the safely remove taskbar icon?
Go to Settings -> Personalization -> Taskbar or Right-Click the Taskbar and go to settings.
Select Which Icons appear in the taskbar.
Toggle off always show all icons in the taskbar.
Safely Remove Hardware and Eject media
It never hurts to try this: