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