Software updates

My book essential WDBAAF0010HBK says in Smartware that I need an upgrade but when I download and run a window comes up saying upgrade already installed.& do not need to run upgrade. The smartware however still shows the old upgrade and the indication a upgrade can be obtained…

If the drive is working OK don’t bother with the firmware updates. If it ain’t broke don’t fix if. If the update goes bad you can end up with a bricked drive.


Hi, Smartware will show the update message if a firmware update is available for the My Book or a Smartware update is available, until you do both it will keep showing the update message, but like Joe said, you don’t need to do the update if everything is working fine. You can go to setup/ setup software/preferences to disable the update message.