Installation of My Book Essential

My computer (Windows XP-Pro) recognised My Book Essential 1 TB USB 2.0, then asked for installation disk which was not provided.  My questions: 1. should the seller provide  an installation disk ?

                                                            2. how do I install it without an Western Digital installation disk?

Go into support and find ddriver downloads.

Joe

apthio wrote:

  1. should the seller provide  an installation disk ?

 

They do.  It’s on the VCD that everyone wants turned off.

They do.  It’s on the VCD that everyone wants turned off

Late last year I got a 1T My Book Essential. It did not come with software. It may be one of those before they added the virtual CD/smartware ■■■■. I found the quick install sheet. It’s simply plug and play  http://www.wdc.com/en/library/usb/4079-705004.pdf?wdc_lang=en

Joe

Odd… the one I bought in August of last year had the VCD… the one I bought in November of last year had the VCD.

Of course, WD has no real control over what old stock a retail outlet might have, but I’ve always found the Canadian stores to be behind the U.S. ones, not ahead, when it comes to new stock.

Apthio

http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=110&lang=en Try that link and see if you drive is there.

Joe