Western Digital hard drives compatible with Vista

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Mar 14, 2017
Hi everyone, I'm using Vista home premium 32bit SP2 and also have 3 Western Digital my book hard drives. The ones I have are old versions but now there are new version drives so if I buy the new drives will they be compatible with Vista?

The older version drives which I have work fine with Vista. They are ones linked below.


I want to know if the newer version drives will work with Vista? They are linked below.



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Jul 21, 2016
However you do have an option,if you choose to do so..
Formatted exFAT for out-of-the-box compatibility with Windows and Mac. Operating System: Windows® 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Mac OS X El Capitan, Yosemite or Mavericks. May require reformatting for other operating systems. Compatibility may vary depending on user’s hardware configuration and operating system.
If you are in a position to do this. Saying that it may be more trouble than it's worth,if you are wanting to stay with Vista..
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