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Windows 7: Foreign (Dynamic) disk in Windows 7 Home

17 Aug 2010   #1

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Foreign (Dynamic) disk in Windows 7 Home

I upgraded to Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium from a XP installation with two hard disks. The result is that I now cannot read the second disk although it appears in the BIOS setup.

In the Computer Management > Disk Management it is shown as a Dynamic Foreign disk with no other information. How the drive got the dynamic status is a puzzle to me.

I understand that the Vista Home cannot read Dynamic disks and I assume that the same applies in Windows 7.

My problem is how do I read the data that is on this disk. I do not want to go to the expense of upgrading Windows 7.

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18 Aug 2010   #2
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Welcome to Seven Forums k888. Thie disk is showing as foreign because you imported it from XP. Just right-click the disk and then click Import Foreign Disks. Everything on the disk should become visible and accessible when you import the disk. A Guy
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