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Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini 120GB

I just bought this drive last night along with a 4 port USB hub. I know both of them have internal software to run each one. I am not sure that either of the run software got installed to my laptop. Now when I connect them there is no prompt that comes up. It it a one time deal? What can I do to get the prompt to install the external hard drive software?? Please help me... I am not a computer whiz (obviously) so please speak in non-techi terms.
Thanks, Pete

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Go to the maxtor website and request the drivers. They will email a link for the download. Download and install.

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If you install any application then uninstall it.

then restart the PC and reconnect it.

it will prompt for driver if it need.
many plug n play devices dont need a driver.
when it promp then select the location of the driver through wizard which will appear when you connect it.

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If the computer doesn't recognize the drive you must:

first unplug new drive from computer and set on left side of keyboard.

second- reinstall windoes and any programs you had on the computer EXCEPT any audio or graphic-intensive programs- like photoshop or real player.

Reboot 7 times.

Switch drive over to RIGHT side of keyboard.

Reboot 1 (one) time.

your drive should now work perfectly.

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