Click on the Back Up Files option gives you the option to install WD SmartWare, which is the backup software the Duo uses.

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After accepting the licence agreement, the software installs.

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Now all the software is installed and we are ready to use the Duo.

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The Time Machine option displays the following information:

Apple® Time Machine™, a built-in backup feature on Mac® OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard and OS X Lion, backs up everything on your computer: music, photos, documents, applications, emails, and system files. Your My Book Live Duo drive can store backups and restore them at any time.

And the Windows Backup option displays the following:

The Windows® Backup feature for Windows Vista™ (Business, Ultimate, Enterprise, and Home Premium versions) and Windows 7 (Professional and Ultimate versions) let you back up all your media files, documents, email, and other personal files to your My Book Live Duo. You can easily restore all your files to your computer if you lose files or your system crashes.

Using the My Book Live Duo

The first thing I was told was that there was a firmware update available.

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Downloading and installing it was just a case of clicking a button.

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The Backup tab enables you to see the machine you want backed up along with the Duo.

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You can easily select what to backup.

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