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Windows 7: Is it possible to use large external hard drives to Win XP?

2 Weeks Ago   #11
Marie SWE

1xWin7 Home X64, 2xWin7 Pro x64, 1xWin 2008 R2 server. 1xWinXP Pro, 1xWin 2k and Linux Mint Mate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
Not that I'm aware of. Forget about official support, as Microsoft no longer cares about XP.
A third party driver, possibly open source, seems like the best chance.

Anyway I don't expect serious results, given that the OS natively doesn't recognize the partition type, as it was introduced much after the OS was developed.
The best chance I find is to upgrade to XP x64, that natively supports GPT, or to Windows Vista or later. Or accept the lost and limit disks up to 2TB on that system.
XP x64, I wouldn't say no to that. But it's hard to find Licenses for it and installation media.
I avoid pirate software for security reasons, and it's often some kind of problem with pirate product keys... So it's not worth it... I can access them thru the network, so it was more that it would be nice to be able to access them directly thru usb port.. so I don't have to start a win7 computer to access some files.


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