When you plug in the device after Windows starts, Doesn't AutoPlay bring up the drive and ask you to choose:
2 Import Picture
3. View pictures
4. Open Folder to view files (This is what I normally choose)
5. Use this drive for backup 6. Speed up my system (readyboost)
Was there software disk included with the drive? I lloked up that drive and here are the OS's that supports it:
OS RequiredMicrosoft Windows Server 2003, Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista / 2000 / XP
It also stated "Software Included, Drivers & Utilities" are included.
Are you using the 64-bit edition?
Did you download the RC release directly from Microsoft?
Did you do a "clean" install, or an upgrade?
I have an external USB, small, slim type that I have connected all the time acting as store, Audio/Video, Pictures, Documents, etc.
It's a Maxtor PSE 3100. it work fine.