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I am missing my Driver for the WD 500 G

I can not get my WD on my computer that has vista I need the driver

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I don't know your exact model, so please take a look at the WD support page. You will find all available drivers for the My Book drive series.

http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?level1=1&lang=en

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

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