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Windows 8 not recognizing external seagate drive

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    Windows 8

    Windows 8 not recognizing external seagate drive


    Windows 8 is not recognizing my external seagate drive. I have tried to follow every tutorial I can find with no luck. This is a Windows 8 issue. The drive works perfectly on my windows 7 and windows xp computer. This was the most detailed guide I could find so that is what I tried most recently.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 138
    Windows 8 Pro


    Go on Seagate's website and see if you can find a Windows 8 driver. I had the same problem with a WD my passport portable hard drive. It turns out I needed to install the SES driver. Once I did that the drive was recognized right away.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 33
    Windows 8


    I do not see any windows 8 drivers on seagates website.
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Windows 8 not recognizing external seagate drive
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