Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive

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Does not work

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.


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Well..that's a troubling situation...

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