Linux HDD being used on Windows

I would like to use HDD on Windows PC right after taking off the HDD from a NAS( probably LInux), but my Windows PC does not recognize the HDD. Please inform me the soft ware to be installed onto my PC. Thank you for your kind cooperation.
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  1. If it is a Linux disc then Windows will not be able to read the disc without you installing a driver. Have a look at:

    http://www.fs-driver.org/

    Is the drive listed in device manager? If you go to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Manager -> Computer Manager and then into the storage options do you see your disc listed there? If you don't mind loosing the data from the drive then you can just format it, it's the Linux file system that Windows is to dumb to understand.
  2. audiovoodoo's reply assumes you need to access the data on the drive. if you simply want to use the drive for additional storage an your computer then you can wipe the existing partition and create a new windows NTFS partition instead.

    pimolpr said:
    I would like to use HDD on Windows PC right after taking off the HDD from a NAS( probably LInux), but my Windows PC does not recognize the HDD. Please inform me the soft ware to be installed onto my PC. Thank you for your kind cooperation.
  3. I think I rather covered that side in my original reply

    audiovoodoo said:
    If you don't mind loosing the data from the drive then you can just format it, it's the Linux file system that Windows is to dumb to understand.
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