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I want to use my seagate freeagent with our server windows 2003. how can i do it. if i plug it, windows says usb device not recognized.

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  • premhenu Mar 25, 2009

    I have purchase segate 500gb external hdd with freeagent pro for my windows server 2003 backup but it is not supported to operating system 2003. please help what can i do.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    I have purchase segate 500gb external hdd with freeagent pro for mywindows server 2003 backup but it is not supported to operating system2003. please help what can i do.

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Click Start->Right click My Computer and choose 'Manage'
The Computer Management window will open.
Click on Disk Management and you should see the rive listed in the right-hand pane, without a drive letter assigned.
Right click on this drive and assign it a letter, like Q.
You'll now see drive Q (or whatever letter you picked) in the regular drive list.

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