Changed computers. new computer has vista, cant load software
I have an ximeta NDU10-80 network storage drive. I upgraded to a new computer with vista and the software will not load, I keep getting an error.I assume it is a software issue with vista. Need to find out if there is an updated version of the soft ware. Mine is version 2.2.
I need to access thie device.I have two other computers on the network with XP and they are still fine.
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For the past few upgrade cycles I have upgraded by purchasing the best value new computers with the OS installed. I connect the old computers to the new via a home network. The newest has Win-7 and is much faster, however, the learning curve is steep getting all the old stuff to work. So for some stuff I still rely on the older machine. This has given me the best results.I still use Vista and XP, but if you feel compelled to upgrade do to security reason I would follow the following outline.
Back up on an external USB drive all important documents. You must do this if not Murphy's rules will apply and it can be a train wreck!!
Down load Acronis from Western Digital website. Make a Boot disk.
Create a clone copy of your master C:/ drive on an external USB drive.
Purchase a same or larger internal PC master C: drive "It must be a Western Digital for the free version of Acronis to work"
Replace current drive with new.
Using Acronis boot disk boot up and connect USB drive
Clone new drive from USB with vista OS using the Acronis boot disk and confirm all is well
You now have a way to go back. Your original drive still has the Vista OS with all your Junk and the new drive should have the same.
Using the new drive go to the Microsoft website and go for OS seven. Keep your clone copy of the vista OS on the USB drive in case the seven blows-up during install.
Retain the original C: drive with the vista OS in case you get into difficulty with the new drive.(mark the drive with date etc)
I have successfully done this for computers and keep a drive loaded with a known good OS for the day it all goes bad.
Sync-toy is the backup program that I use to keep everything up to date.
You need to stop using Vista as Microsoft has not supported it since 2014. OK to use Vista for a while after 2014 because Windows Update still gave security updates for other Windows products (Word, Works, etc.). But now, Windows Update for Vista will not work anymore for anything. At least switch to Windows 7 as Microsoft will probably support it until 2020.
try connecting the drive to a different system and see if that works.Incase it workd on another system than reinstall the USB drivers by going into the device manager.Also you could try different USB cords as there could be an issue with that as well.