1) Unzip and extract the downloaded zipped file to a directory of your
2) Locate and double click on Setup.exe
3) Click on "Next"
4) Click on "Finish"
If you are an existing user who had previously installed Q drivers: the
upgrade is complete.
If you are a new user and this is an initial installaion: continue with steps 5-10
5) Plug the Q drive into a USB port
6) Windows will present two options:
(a)Search for the best driver for your device (Recommended)
(b)Display a list of all drivers in a specific location
7) Choose the "Search" option and click "Next"
8) Click to select "Specify a location", and then browse to locate and select the directory where you extracted the downloaded files
9) Click on "Next"
10) Click on "Finish"
Windows automatically installs all the drivers, and when it is finished the Q appears as a new drive in Internet Explorer or My Computer.
QScan: One of the files in the extracted folder is QScan.exe. This utility scans the Q for bad blocks and marks them so that such locations are not used by Windows.
Though the OS can now format the Q drive, the OS does not know how to identify bad blocks in Q. The OS formats in one of two ways: a)Quick, b)Full. The Quick formatting preserves the bad block information identified by the QScan. The Full format deletes all the bad block information identified by the QScan. If you run a Full format, then run QScan afterwards to identify and mark bad blocks.