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Windows vista home premium

Purchased my book will not install on vista

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Re: windows vista home premium

Check the Jumper on the actual HD is set to Slave. Vista SP! seems to only recognise the HDD if its set to this.

Posted on Apr 03, 2008

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Re: windows vista home premium

Tried this suggestion from WD on the same issue with WINXP.

Turn it off and unplug all the wires. Wait a sec. Plug the power in and hit the front button. After it revs up a bit, plug the FireWire back in. The computer "should" recognize it now.

It worked for me, but will it see it automatically next time???? I seriously doubt it. But I DID submit a request to WD for help. We'll see.

Posted on Feb 24, 2008

Re: windows vista home premium

Ya i'm sure that's helpful ****!

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

Re: windows vista home premium

Go back to XP

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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