02-01-2010 09:59 AM
Our FreeAgent Go has been used to backup our old 32 bit XP system. We now have a Win7 64 Bit system. In looking thru the posts here it sounds like the first thing I would need to do is download the 64 Bit manager and install that - is that correct? After that - just connect the FreeAgent Go or have it connected when I install the 64 bit manager? Also - since there are directories and files already on the FreeAgent ( from initial instalation and backups on the 32 bit XP system ) - which of those should I delete and which should I keep? BTW - I have not tried to install the current 32 bit XP manager on the new system yet.
02-02-2010 06:22 AM
Yes, you can download the newest version and it should work fine.
But you don't HAVE to use that software. See our How To Use section for more information on that too.
02-02-2010 08:03 AM
Thanks Alan. If I want to start fresh on the new system ( with the 64 bit manager ) - should I delete all previous backups ( files / directories ) on the FreeAgent Go? Also are there any specific directories / files that I should not delete? I believe I have seen some "setup" files, etc. on the drive and I'm sure those would need to stay.
02-02-2010 11:01 AM
No, you don't have to delete. In fact I'd keep the backup - you ALWAYS want to keep two copies of your data, in two different places, meaning that you'd have one backup.