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Western Digital My Book Essential 2.0 - No Vista Driver

I have had this piece of equipment for about 2 months...no driver has been released yet.

Someone create one!

There is a whole community of ****** of consumers...FIX IT, Fix ya!

:)

-Kris

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  • kmansour Mar 11, 2008

    Thanks for condescending tone.

    I am no idiot but an IT
    programmer by day. With that said, I am hoping to get this working.
    Any idea of alternatives that I might want to try considering this
    product is not driver bound for vista despite what the packaging
    claims. I was hoping to install this as a general device..."USB Mass
    Storage Device" but cannot find the setting. Vista sees it as "MY
    BOOK" when installing but it only seems to work on my XP Machine.

    Thanks for the link though...that was a great find. It does not solve this issue.

    -K

  • kmansour Mar 11, 2008

    Well considering you advice is bottom of the barrel...consider it abuse if you want an honest opinion. With your condescension an inanely simple advice, I would not award you with the title "Best"

    I will second that with an additional 'Inappropriate' for your lack of follow though. I do not understand how sending me a link to a flawed package anything of a "fix".

    Thanks though if we could bottle this up...I'd like someone else to handle this. Apparently, you are way too advanced for some small driver issue. Also, just you are aware, please Google "Western Digital My Book 2.0 Vista Driver"...you will see your fix is anything of that, amigo.

    Checkmate.

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels May 11, 2010

    well..fixya in it's divine eminence is not the cause of this..but let's see what we can find, shall we?

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Ok..perhaps you might consider looking closely here?

and while you're at it, check your computers warranty here 4 FREE

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  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Mar 11, 2008

    well..well..well..I'm glad that an old IT professional like me can help someone of your stature with a good link through. I'll wait to see you revert that inappropriate for an hour or so, and then I'll report it as abuse, amigo.

    don't mess with the best

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Mar 11, 2008

    well..well..well..I'm glad that an old IT professional like me can help someone of your stature with a good link through. I'll wait to see you revert that inappropriate for an hour or so, and then I'll report it as abuse, amigo.

    don't mess with the best

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Mar 11, 2008

    nice thought, amigo..but you move too soon on this...it's clear that you are attempting to circumvent the operating system. Perhaps there's something amiss that is unrevealed.

    In the greater scope of the planet, your opinion of my technical abilities is a speck of fly dung in a sand heap.

    good luck with anyone else..I'll leave this up so that others can see your modus operandi. My performance on fixya stands on it's own merits.

    by the way, when you have 35 years of experience under your belt, you can sit at the big table too.

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