In this context, a refresh is now available on Windows Update (WU), designed to smooth out the experience of using a NTFS external drive coupled with Microsoft's next iteration of the Windows client. The Redmond company failed to reveal the specific problems that the update was designed to resolve, but it did indicate that, following implementation, the refresh would deliver a superior experience when it came down to using external NTFS drive in Windows 7 Pre-Beta.
Hello Norm.

Thanks for posting this; as I've seen several instances of people having trouble with Windows 7 recognizing external drives.

Later Ted