how to use my wd external hard drive on vista

July 13, 2011 at 11:03:08
Specs: Windows Vista
Just wondering how to be able to use my wd mybook external hard drive on both of my pc's. One pc is running windows vista and the other pc is running windows xp. I backed up my vista pc but when i tried to back up my windows xp pc it tells me i need to reformat. Please help. Thanks so much.

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July 13, 2011 at 11:14:40
The external drive you have should work on both vista & xp.
Plug it back in to your vista PC & see if you get the same message?
If you do, it's a problem with the drive, not with xp.

If you don't get that message on vista, then maybe your XP is not using the latest service pack (SP3)?

SP3 can be downloaded here for offline installation:

Or to avoid such a large file download, use Windows Update which will only download the bits of SP3 that are relevant to your PC.

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