I agree with the not ready for Win 7 assessment but the WD docs for version 1.17 WD Data Lifeguard.do not agree with that.
I just downloaded and installed version 1.17 of WD Data Lifeguard.
The release notes explicitly adv that version 1.17 is designed for use on Win 7 32 and 64 bit.
installed and ran as a member of the administrators group.
I have win 7 Ultimate , 64bit , with 2 WD 1T black caviar installed as well as 2 WD removable drives on USB 2.0 ports.
The software did not recognize any drives.
Each execution of the software prompts for license agreement.
Tried running Win 7 x64 install as Win XP SP3 compatible and software recognizes drives but fials to initiate write zeros function with a WD “cable write error”. (I can write to all the drives from while running the test.
I also have Win XP SP3 machine . Version 1.17 runs well there and can access the USB drives (including write zeros)
Sadly, I uninstalled.
Maybe WD needs to correct the release notes.
Cheers to All