Mybook mirror 2tb...I want to use it with a new laptop


#1

Hello,

I have a 2TB Mybook Mirror edition hard drive that I was using with my desktop computer. I’m getting rid of that computer and I have a new laptop that I wish to use with the HD instead. How can I delete the old data and use it with my new desktop?

Thanks in advance for any help


#2

If you wish to delete all the data from the drive and have a new start, you can always format the drive:

http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3865/p/228,209,231/session/L3RpbWUvMTMwMTg1OTY2OC9zaWQvaHQ0bWVBcWs%3D

After formatting the drive, this will delete all data, including the software, you can re-download all bundled software for this drive

http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=115&lang=en


#3

OK, I’m not that savy maybe but which software would I download…the MyBook Mirror edition firmware update for windows AND the WD anywhere backup software for windows?

Is that everything I would need to be back at the brand new starting point?

Thanks,

Steve


#4

The WD Logo Icon, you can put that in the external drive, the other two you need to install it in your computer.


#5

Thankyou very much!


#6

Rats!

When I try to install the software from my install CD, the buttons that say “accept” or “not accept” are blank, there’s no text. Am I to understand that means this drive isn’t compatible with Windows 7?


#7

Hello,

Update your computer flash player and download the application from the WD website.

http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=115&lang=en


#8

Drive is compatible with Win7, CD is not . WD has updated both software’s for Win 7 and you can get them under restricted downloads. You’ll need to register the drive if you haven’t to get the restricted download option under the registered products.