I need ot know if Windows7 ultimate edition “out of the box” without the “kb982018” hotfix (or SP1 update which contains this hotfix). Will be able to handle correctly a WD Red 2.0 TB harddisk without any errors during format/read/write?
I want to format and use this WD20EFRX harddisk on a system which runs Windows-7 ultimate edition. But it is has no kb982018-hotfix or the SP1 installed. And it has no networking card ATM so it cannot update online from MS to install this hotfix. I want to know if I can do without it for correct operation of the Red drive.
Hotfix is described here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982018