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No CD or documentation came with the hard drive. So I need to get something.

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  • kd8xl Apr 04, 2008

    Md. WD1600AAJS-0WAA0
    S/N WCAS 200 18408
    Date 30 Jan. 2008
    LBA 312581808

  • kd8xl Apr 04, 2008

    I need aCD or instalation manual for windows vista.

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HI,

Can you please give more details so that i can help you fix your problem.

Waiting for your reply..

Posted on Apr 04, 2008

  • Priya darshan Apr 04, 2008

    Hi,

    I can give you the instruction manual.I will also try to find the CD for you but you will have to accept my solution for that.

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Please provide details on the hard drive you need documentation for.

Posted on Apr 04, 2008

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    Tygh Duval Apr 04, 2008

    Here is a link to the info on the Western Digital site:
    http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products....

    Click the "Specifications" tab just below the product photo. From there, you will see links to links to the installation guide, user manual, and other documentation.

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    Tygh Duval Apr 04, 2008

    Hard drives do not include nor require driver CDs, as every modern operating system (including Vista) has drivers built-in. The only software included with the drive would be the Data Lifeguard Tools, which is used to diagnose and test the drive, not assist in installation of the drive. Unfortunately, Western Digital has not made a Vista compatible version of the software.

    The installation manual can be found here:
    http://www.wdc.com/en/library/sata/2079-...

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Alright, what exactly is that you want to have?

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