i have put some data from my MBP on a recently bought MSB, i need to access that data on a windows vista computer. however, vista only recognizes de WD smartware part of the HD and not the HD itself. i get a message that the hd should be formatted for windows. is there a work-around-solution to this or do i really have to take all data off put it back om my MBP, reformat the drive etc? also if i do this will the WD smartware still be installed? or can i reinstall that i need the password incription. i was always under the impression that externals that work for mac would also work on windows, but not (always) the other way round. thank you.