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Will a drive formatted in windows 7 work with vista?

  • Hard Drives
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • External Hard Drive
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
September 21, 2011 10:37:07 PM

Can anyone help please?

I see the external Hard Drive in disk management and devices lists, but it doesn't have a drive letter
nor will it let me format with Vista.

It works fine with Windows 7 which is on my laptop but won't work on my desktop which is Vista??

Any ideas please?


More about : drive formatted windows work vista

a b $ Windows 7
a b G Storage
September 21, 2011 11:53:36 PM

It should work. What type of drive is it? How was it formatted? Is your Vista machine at work and locked down so that USB devices are not allowed?
a b $ Windows 7
a c 155 G Storage
September 22, 2011 1:11:04 AM

A formatted drive will work fine in XP, Vista, and Win 7.

I have all three types of computers and I use the same external drive to do my backups on all three.