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Western Digjtal My Book Product Key?

I just received a Western Digital My Book (Essential Edition 1TB, USB, 2.0). I am trying to install it on my laptop and it's asking for a product key. I can only find the serial number and I'm pretty sure this is not the same... I would think that the product key would come with a brand new device, but it's looking like I have to buy that too once the trial runs out...?

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  • suzanne_hard Mar 07, 2009

    disregard this... I posted in the wrong spot...

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