This must be a Windows 7 compatibility problem.
1 I now have a second 1TB World Edition. This time the box was clearly marked with Windows 7 being a compatible option (Windows 7 was not listed on the box of my original MB WE)
2 It will not install. Identical problems to first MB WE. Software is v1.1 (the same), so all that has happened is that they have updated the packaging.
3 I installed it using my daughter’s Vista system. It installed perfectly first time.
3 Here’s the proof as far as I’m concerned. I also bought a new laptop for my son. W7, 64 bit, this time a HP AMD system, my laptop is Toshiba Intel. Doesn’t work. Identical problems right at the beginning with WDSetup.exe not being able to display box text, and the MBWE being undiscoverable. This is a brand new, unused laptop with default settings.
So… two completely different Wy systems with identical problems, these problems being identical to those listed in this thread, but both MBWEs work first time with Vista.
Can’t see any alternative but to take them back to the shop and get my money back. Doesn’t do what it says on the box!!!