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I am going on vacation and want to take my external drive. Is...Western Digital 500GB ELEMENTS 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive...a plug and play external hard drive?
In most computers that are encountered, devices that are plugged into the USB ports are "plug & play" capable. There are numerous scenarios that can turn this function off inadvertantly such as a virus, data corruption or driver changes. In order to fix the issue and make an external device, such as a Western Digital Passport Elite hard drive "plug & play" capable, a user will have to make a few system changes. Click "Start" and "Run," then type gpedit.msc Click on "Administrative Templates," from the tree then click on the "System" folder. Double click on "Turn off Autoplay." Select the "Disabled" option and ensure it applies to all drives. Hope this helps,
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
From Western Digital Corporation's "support" web-site:
has "contact" information.
Posted on Sep 19, 2009
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