Solved Will windows 7 hard disk read windows xp hard disk Tags: Hard Drives Windows 7 Windows XP SATA Storage Last response: September 29, 2012 12:34 PM in Storage Share yaswanth September 19, 2012 12:33:56 PM i have recently upgraded my HDD from 80 GB ultra ATA (installed windows XP SP2) to SATA 250GB HDD and installed windows 7. Now planning to use both the hard disks by connecting with an adapter (IDE to SATA SATA 2 IDE HDD CONVETER CABLE ADAPTER). i have some data in my old HDD, so not planning to format, will windows 7 OS read windows XP installed HDD. Please Help!! More about : windows hard disk read windows hard disk Best solution Hawkeye22 a c 232 $ Windows 7 a c 383 G Storage September 19, 2012 1:02:57 PM Yes, it will read it fine as both OS's use a NTFS file system. You may have an issue with the IDE-2-SATA adapter. Not all of these work real well. Share yaswanth September 29, 2012 12:34:58 PM Best answer selected by yaswanth. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources installing windows xp on a new hard disk, on a laptop which is previously loaded with windows 7 showing an error 0x00000007b Forum windows 7, connected old XP hard drive disk, and get 'you must format disk before you can use it.' Forum My 1 TB external hard disk not getting accessed and not getting format by windows xp and 7 too please help Forum Can i install xp and windows 7 on one hard disk Forum Hard Disk Drive not recognized during Windows XP or Windows 7 Setup Forum Hard drive causes disk read error when I try to boot windows from DVD drive Forum SolvedDear Sir, i have a operating system windows 7 ultimate my hard disk is not recognized so i want to format it Forum SolvedHow to solve windows detected a hard disk problem in windows 7 Forum using xp compatible hard disk in windows Forum Solvedhow to recovder data from a hard disk earlier with windows7 and upgraded with windows8 Forum Solvednew internal hard disk- sony vaio laptop- retain windows7 OS from lke in old hard disk Forum SolvedCan't repartition hard disk while setup Windows 7 Forum Solvedwindows 7 cannot be installed to this disk.the disk may fail soon.if other hard disks are availble,install windows to other lo Forum SolvedCant access Hard Drive Disk In Windows 7 Forum Solved4 TB Hard disk Windows 7 Raid 5 Forum SolvedIf i have windows 7 installed in a hard disk and if connect this hard disk to new assembled pc will the windows 7? Forum my laptop is hp dv4 with Intel core 5i and I changed the hard disk and now I like to format windows 7 without cd. there is any Forum SolvedWindows xp will be loding at external hard disk Or pendrive Forum Windows XP hangs at Shutting down, hard disk is not working Forum Windows 7 system boot from USB hard disk problem Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !