Using WB Essentials external drive with Windows 8

First, I’m not very computer savvy …

Secondly, I have an Old WD Essential external drive, 500GB if memory serves, and a new PC with Windows 8. I can access/use the WD manually, but it won’t run setup so that it’ll back up automatically.

Searching the WD website gives me the impression that having it run automatically isn’t an option with Windows 8. I’m obviously hoping that’s not the case.

Is it an option? If so, what do I do?

Any help is appreciated.


Hi AMDG1985, welcome to the Community. Can you share the model number of your drive and also the backup software you are trying to use?