WD Elements external hard drive

  weemacs 07:56 AM 25 Aug 11

I have a WD Elements external hard drive which has worked perfectly and done a weekly backup on my pc as scheduled. I now have a new pc and it doesn't back it up. Do I have to remove the old pc from the hard drive before it willinteract with the new one. I am running windows 7. Thanks

  gengiscant 09:48 AM 25 Aug 11

Does Windows 7 see the WD Elements HDD?

  weemacs 16:38 PM 25 Aug 11

Yes it sees the hard drive

  gengiscant 19:56 PM 25 Aug 11

I am assuming that you have set up the backup for your new PC,it really does not matter what is already on the harddrive, as long as there is the necessary space for the new backup.

I have a drive that backs up three PC's so I would imagine you will need to look at your settings.

  duncan_pereira 20:21 PM 25 Aug 11

Gengiscant is right. Try backing up your information from the old PC and see if it works. If so, you may need to reconfigure your settings. Did the HDD come with software?


This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Surface Pro 4 UK release date, price and specs: Thinner, lighter, faster with new Type Cover and Pen

1995-2015: How technology has changed the world in 20 years

Territory delivers realistic NASA screens for The Martian - as they will be in 20 years time

21 brilliant tips for Mac OS X El Capitan: The best new Mac features in OS X 10.11