WD Passport external hard drive = problems with back up

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mygenericemail

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Hello:

I was given a WD Passport external hard drive to back up my pc on. I have a Windows 8.1 computer.

No instructions came with this WD device, so I contacted WD support. They said since my pc is Windows, I would have to contact Windows to find out how to format and back up my pc on this external hard drive.

The only instructions I find online are for Windows 7, and the Windows site itself has NO information on Windows 8/8.1 external hard drive back up instructions.

I got online to Windows tech help, and all they did was copy and past info for the Windows 7 external hard drive info, which does me no good, since nothing on Win 8.1 is where it's supposed to be, or named what it's supposed to be named.


How do I back up my pc to this WD Passport external hard drive device? Supposedly I have it formatted already for Windows, so all I should have to do is save my pc on it.....but I don't know how on this screwed up Win 8.1.

Can anybody tell me simple step by step instructions on how to back up my pc on this external drive?:confused:



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mygenericemail

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Thanks, but I have no idea what options to use setting this up.

This is why I need step by step instructions. I do not know what these options are for, much less which ones to choose in setting this thing up.
 
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This is why I need step by step instructions.
That is why I provided the link I did. I backed up my HD using Method 1 of 6: PC. Yes it does take a long time after you click 'turn on'. Lost use of computer for 1 day. Worked fine and have had no problems.
 
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