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Question Regarding External Harddrive Installation?

by caveman137 / August 8, 2008 12:30 PM PDT

Hello.

I bought a Western Digital external harddrive. The instructions tell me that I've got to reformat my harddrive. One of the steps says to delete a partition. It notes to make sure I've got any files and whatnot saved. My question is, will deleting a partition delete the contents of my harddrive? If so, is there any way around this?

Thank you all in advance. Happy

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You shouldn't need to
by Jimmy Greystone / August 8, 2008 1:06 PM PDT

You shouldn't need to do anything like what you're describing. All you should need to do is plug the drive in, turn it on, and wait until you see a little message about the hardware being installed and ready to use.

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by caveman137 / August 8, 2008 4:55 PM PDT
In reply to: You shouldn't need to

Thanks for your response. Happy

The set-up pamphlet tells me to visit their website for specific Windows instructions. Apparently, the software is intended for Mac, and I've got to re-configure my settings? One of the steps is telling me to delete a partition?

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