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Seagate and Maxtor Compatibility Chart for Windows Vista

This article lists which Seagate and Maxtor drives are compatible with Windows Vista, as well as the compatibility of software bundled with those drives.

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How to use an external drive without any special software

Many, even most, Seagate and Maxtor-brand external drives are sold with bundled backup and management software. However, in some cases it is not possible to use such software.

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Windows 7 or Vista requests drivers for an external drive

Windows 7 or Vista sometimes encounters problems locating the drivers necessary for the proper function of external drives.

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Will my drive work with Windows 7?

This article lists which Seagate and Maxtor-brand drives are compatible with Windows 7, as well as the compatibility of software bundled with those drives.

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Installation

What kind of cable does my external drive use?

This article will discuss the connections available on every kind of Seagate and Maxtor-brand external hard drive, the environment in which it is best to use each, and instructions for each connection.

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How To Articles

How to use an external drive without any special software

Many, even most, Seagate and Maxtor-brand external drives are sold with bundled backup and management software. However, in some cases it is not possible to use such software.

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How to safely disconnect a Seagate or Maxtor brand External Storage Drive from a Macintosh computer

How can I safely disconnect a Seagate or Maxtor-brand External Storage Drive from a Mac computer?

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How To Safely Disconnect an External Drive from your Windows Computer

Disconnecting or "safe removal" of an external drive from your PC is handled by the Windows Safely Remove program.

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Troubleshooting Articles

My external drive is not recognized by my computer

If your Seagate or Maxtor-brand external hard drive is not being recognized by your Windows PC, whether it is a brand new drive, or one that has been connected to your computer for years, this article contains some steps you can take to troubleshoot the problem.

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The Device Manager displays a yellow ! icon next to my external drive

What do I do when the device manager displays a yellow ! next to my external drive?

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Drive Not Detected - helpful links

This document provides links to common solutions for drives not being detected.

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