How do I get rid of WD SmartWare drive unlock?

How do I get rid of WD SmartWare drive unlock?

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  1. Press Windows logo + X keys on the keyboard and select Disk management from the context menu.
  2. Right click on the drive to format, select Format from the context menu, click on OK and wait for the drive to be formatted.
  3. After the formatting is complete, right click on the drive and select Delete.

How do I uninstall SmartWare?

STEP 2: Download and run the VCD Manager

  1. Download VCD Manager for Windows.
  2. Unzip the utility (Extract the file using an extraction utility.)
  3. Double click WDSmartWareVirtualCDManagerforWindows-v1.
  4. Click Continue to disable the VCD.
  5. Once the utility has found your drive, click Configure Drive and then click Exit.

How do I update my WD SmartWare?

Download the Windows WD SmartWare Software Updater to your hard drive. Locate and launch the WD SmartWare Software Updater. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update. After the update completes, restart your computer to finalize the update process and launch the WD SmartWare software.

What is WD Virtual CD?

The VCD contains the WD SmartWare installation software, the encryption and password protection application, User Manuals, and other resource files. The VCD looks like an actual CD volume and appears on the screen each time you connect your WD drive to the computer.

Why should I remove the WD SmartWare from the drive?

Memory and CPU use can easily be overwhelmed when the SmartWare is on the WD drive. Removing the WD SmartWare prevents these resources from being consumed while the drive is connected to the system. Note: This method does not delete the SmartWare from the WD drive, but simply prevents it from loading.

How do I remove the SmartWare and its VCD?

WD has posted the step s to remove the Smartware and its VCD, Mac or Windows… Before running the Virtual CD Manager, you must first update the firmware on your hard drive. Disconnect all other external drives from the computer except for the My Book or My Passport drive you want to update.

What is WDWD SmartWare?

WD SmartWare is a software program you use to manage data backups from your computer to an external hard drive. Its creator, Western Digital, bundles the program on some of its..

Will you ever buy another Western Digital external hard drive?

I will certainly never buy another Western Digital external hard drive. The arrogance of a company putting an unremovable device on one’s computer without permission or warning is pretty scarey.