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Spanned volumes when upgrading O/S

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  • Hard Drives
  • Windows 7
  • Storage
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Anonymous
a b $ Windows 7
a b G Storage
October 5, 2009 10:46:24 PM

Hi,

I plan on upgrading to Windows 7 when it's released. I have three hard drives and two of them are spanned volumes. The third hard drive will be the one I'm formatting and installing windows on. I was wondering when upgrading to windows 7 will I still keep the spanned volumes on the other two hard drives and not lose data?

I'm on vista at the moment.

Thanks for any help.

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a b G Storage
October 6, 2009 3:10:53 AM

You should be fine. You'll probably have to reload your RAID drivers, but you'll also have to reload the rest of your drivers too, so that shouldn't be an issue. If you're worried, you can just unplug them both from the mobo during the installation.
October 6, 2009 3:14:44 AM

If those spanned volumes are dynamic disks created by Windows XP or Vista, Windows 7 should automatically recognize them as spanned volume. You may have to assign drive letter to to the volume manually.
Anonymous
a b $ Windows 7
a b G Storage
October 6, 2009 9:16:25 AM

saiyan said:
If those spanned volumes are dynamic disks created by Windows XP or Vista, Windows 7 should automatically recognize them as spanned volume. You may have to assign drive letter to to the volume manually.

Yeah they are dynamic disks created by vista so that's great.

thanks for your help pepperman and saiyan.
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