Either the Group Policy change (though you can use Advanced Audit Policy Settings rather than "legacy" of Object Access and drill down further to not use "Audit Removable Storage" - there's changes involved that I don't know the details of between using the legacy and Advanced Auditing) or the VM hotplug disk fix should work. I got caught out with this as well. Microsoft said that there would be fix for the OS sometime out in April, apparently it's in test with some customers.
I had the VM hotplug fix put in place was the easiest without having to go through changing Group Policy - and change control
BUT I don't think it matters either way, you will need to re-install from scratch as it messes up the master database if you try and carry on as it were. Fresh install post fix, no worries.