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Windows 7: Secondary XP drive recognized by Windows 7

24 Oct 2009   #1

Secondary XP drive recognized by Windows 7

I searched and couldn't find the answer....

I'm running XP and currently keep all of my photos/vids on a second drive. When I do a clean install of Windows 7 on my primary drive, can I simply re-connect the second drive I used under XP and will Windows 7 recognize it? Or will I need to back up everything on my second drive and start fresh? Hoping to just wipe the primary drive. Thanks!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2009   #2

XP, Seven, 2008R2

yes you can reconnect it to access your files.

I would recommend that if your hard drives are connected internally, power off the computer before disconnecting/reconnecting them.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Secondary XP drive recognized by Windows 7

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