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Maxtor one touch drive II

I found there is no support for vista for this drive? I ahve searched all over the web for a solution but i have not found on yet? My mother is a real estat agent and she really needs to back up her data. Don't want to tell her she needs to get a new drive that supports vista. I would really like to setup the drive for one touch backup so she can just press the button and it will sync all of her data for her. I know EMC Retrospect is the software for it but it seems that the only version that is supported in vista is the latest version and you have to buy it. But I don't want to buy it and find out that it doesn't work anyway. What should I do? Please help :-)

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Re: Maxtor one touch drive II

There is no support for vista with many things int his world. But if you format the drive for MS-dos, you can use it. Toss the one touch software is comes with, as it is rather elementary, and go for something like retrospect.

Try versiontracker.....

Keep me posted.

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