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    Hey Keith, on the Partition Format screen in the wizard there are two boxes: "Perform a Quick Format" and "Enable File and Folder Compression". Should I choose either of these?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wdwgrandma, post: 87886
    Hey Keith, on the Partition Format screen in the wizard there are two boxes: "Perform a Quick Format" and "Enable File and Folder Compression". Should I choose either of these?
    Wellllllll

    quick format will save you time for no real disadvantage given its a new drive so I'd go for that one

    I dont tend to do file/folder compression since it makes every access a little slower but can save space if you think you'll be pushed (which on a 1TB unit I doubt you will be ;-)
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    Ooooooooookkkkkkkkkkk............ It's formatting... Somebody hold my hand here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wdwgrandma, post: 87893
    Ooooooooookkkkkkkkkkk............ It's formatting... Somebody hold my hand here!
    We're with you all the way
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    It seems to be finished. Could it have really finished that quickly?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by wdwgrandma, post: 87895
    It seems to be finished. Could it have really finished that quickly?????
    yep :) hence the quick format.... if you hadnt have clicked that, it could have taken an hour
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    Ok... Now I'm supposed to go to the support website and download the software. Off to see what to download!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wdwgrandma, post: 87898
    Ok... Now I'm supposed to go to the support website and download the software. Off to see what to download!
    I think the most important thing to do next is make sure that your laptop can reboot with it plugged in.... to make sure it comes up as drive D: or E: or whatever rather than stopping the laptop starting
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    Ya gotta love user manuals and support websites. The documentation states: "After formatting, go to Downloads, find your product, download the My Book utility and follow instructions as prompted." However, there is NO My Book Utility... I have no idea what I'm supposed to download! I know not to download the 98E driver utility since that is for Windows 98 only...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 87900
    I think the most important thing to do next is make sure that your laptop can reboot with it plugged in.... to make sure it comes up as drive D: or E: or whatever rather than stopping the laptop starting
    Ok. I'll give that a shot...
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