Windows 7 professional usb 2 0 to ide & sata driver

I bought a usb 2.0 to sata / ide so I could connect my old external hard drive from my old Windows XP computer to my windows 7 laptop. The USB 2.0 only wotls with Win 98, XP, ME and 2000. I need some thing that I can use to connect it to my Win 7 notebook

Debbie age 23 at Craftsman1912@yahoo.com
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  1. as long as you have drivers for your device it should work fine in windows 7 as well.
  2. Hi NauticakNut

    It is very rare for any standard USB storage (disk/memory) device to need an extra driver which is not part of XP or Vista or 7

    This applies to USB to IDE/SATA bridge devices (you sometimes get a driver disk covering Windows 98 / ME & 2000)

    Have you tried different ports on the Laptop or different PC's ?

    regards
    Mike Barnes
  3. mbarnes86 said:
    Hi NauticakNut

    It is very rare for any standard USB storage (disk/memory) device to need an extra driver which is not part of XP or Vista or 7

    This applies to USB to IDE/SATA bridge devices (you sometimes get a driver disk covering Windows 98 / ME & 2000)

    Have you tried different ports on the Laptop or different PC's ?

    regards
    Mike Barnes

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    Windows 7 came with the driver allready installed.

    I tried all my ports to no avail. Now, when I plugged my USB 2.0 to sata / ide device into my external hard drive which I

    removed from my old computer and then plugged the other end of the USB 2.0 to sata / ide device into my USB port, I

    tried waiting a few minutes to give the computer time to recognize it, when the computer didn't recognize it, I unplugged

    the cable from the USB 2.0 to sata / ide device, not the USB, waited a minute or two and plugged it back in, waited

    another minute and wahLa! The computer added another drive letter to my computer and there it was. All my old files.

    I thank Tim from WorldStart for the infomation. And I thank you mbarnes86 and nhasian for your help and your replies.

    Lil' Debbie
  4. Thanks for all your suggestions.
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