Sexually explicit or offensive language Spam: Can this flash drive be made to be used with Windows 98? The virtual CD-ROM drive cannot be removed by reformatting because it is presented to the host system as a physical device attached to a USB hub; [3] the official U3 Launchpad Removal Software was available on the U3 website and disabled the virtual CD drive device, leaving only the USB mass storage device active on the U3 USB hub controller, at which point the remaining software can be removed by a subsequent format, performed by the removal software itself. Customizations and settings are instead stored with the application on the flash drive. Microsoft and SanDisk created a successor called StartKey. This is an application that when you plug the flash drive into your computer, spoofs the computer into thinking it is a CD-ROM drive, so programs can be run from it. The U3 Launchpad LaunchU3.

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Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your wtiva address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. Without really knowing what I was doing, I bought a Sandisk flash drive with “U3” on it.

Flash drives adhering to the U3 specification are termed ” U3 smart drives “.

By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies. Yes, my password is: Retrieved from ” https: Feb 11, Messages: I’m guessing they figured that if they stored it in a way it couldn’t be deleted and made it show up every time, people would wonder what the hell it was and be more inclined to try it out.


There is sort of a boot up process, and on several occasions it crashed my whole system, despite trying to update the software to the most recent version.

It must also be packaged in U3’s special program format. Also, a warning- the uninstaller says it will back up your data and you won’t lose anything, but after running it, my memory key was blank.

Your name or email address: Archived from ativx original on Data can be atuva using any OS capable of reading from USB mass storage devices, unless the U3 device is password-protected. Okay, so I’m a moron. Jul 21, Messages: At this point we do not accept any new releases. Promote cracked software, or other illegal content Offensive: I presume this might be useful if you compute from a lot of public computers and want to carry your own email client around, but for me, this was useless functionality.

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It wasn’t a fun process. I read about it on the. This one tip will help you sleep better tonight A few seconds are all you need to get a better night’s rest. If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.


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Thanx for the tip! November 18,9: I was not amused, therefore, to find out their uninstaller only works on a PC running Windows. Mar 25, Messages: Even though the program’s not malicious, it should be noticed that it’s against the law to install software on a user’s computer without their permission.

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For other uses, see U3 disambiguation. Then, click the Remove U3 button to start the uninstallation.