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Installation Failure Hello, I just purchased the MyBook Essential Edition 1TB hard drive and I cancelled the software installation due to a message regarding it being an XP recognized device. Now I can't see the drive at all. Can someone assist?

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Look in Add Remove Programs and if you see it remove the software that you cancelled then install the software. Even though it is recognized by XP you sometimes still need the software to see it. I know, it doesn't make sense and there are many that will tell you otherwise but I've had this same issue in teh past and that was the fix.

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