I’ve read through several threads here and concluded the following:
MyBook SHOULD work as a stand-alone hard drive if you uninstall or never install the WDsoftware. Don’t forget to remove the password (if used) BEFORE uninstalling the WDSoftware.
The WDsoftware does a continuous backup of a user; backing up multiple users or partitioned drives is not supported by tech support.
Windows 7 Backup Home Premium does not support backup to a network drive so if MyBook is connected as a network drive you can’t back up to it.
WDSoftware is a resource hog that crashes your PC and/or slows its use way down.
This leaves me with a useless brick unless I spend a few hours to uninstall the WDSoftware and set up Windows backup and by some miracle that works.
Thanks a lot (sarcasm intended). Anyone who has successfully uninstalled WDsoftware and gotten the brick to work with Windows Backup under Windows 7 Home Premium please let me know!