My Passport Essential - back up second laptop with SmartWare software?

I have an My Passport Essential drive (1T) which I used in the past to back up my previous laptop. I would like to use it to back up my current laptop as well, but without losing the backups already existing from the prior (still functional) machine. I am having difficulty seeing how to set up a second backup for a different laptop in the SmartWare software. Where do I tell it this is not the same system? Or does it figure that out automatically when I start a backup? Any pointers in the right direction would be appreciated!

Hi alisonb,

You can create the backup of the two computer with WD Smartware without any issue. It would differentiate the backup by creating the 2 folders with the name of the computers. Also, it would not replace the existing backup.