Windows 7 & old vista HDD

I have a HDD mounted in a caddy that came out of my laptop that ran vista. My desktop runs on windows 7 and when I connect the external drive via USB the drive just beeps at me. If I plug it into a computer running Xp I can see the drive but cannot access them as I don't have admin rights. I need to get some files of it asap
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  1. put yourself to be full admin on the files
  2. scout_03 said:
    put yourself to be full admin on the files

    I dought very much if I would be given admin rights on the XP computer, is there anything I can do to get it to run on the win 7 computer
  3. put files to you in win 7 as admin and if the win xp have the same user they should work
  4. Thanks for your help found another computer that I was able to use to set admin rights, have found the files I needed. Thanks again
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