WD Elements 5Tb Portable _Back up Software activation code

I purchased a WD Elements Basic Portable Drive and there is no pre backing up software installed on the drive. So I downloaded WD Smartware from the WD website and installed it all well and good so far. But I can’t use the software as it is asking for an activation code.

How do I get an activation code?

I have also got a WD Passport but that software won’t recognise the Elements drive which is a shame as I only want to back up my files to the larger 5Tb Elements drive. I do not want to use Cloud Backup.

Any help much appreciated, thanks.

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I have the same problem. I also need to activation code to go further?

Can someone please help