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Windows 7 and hard drive detection

  • Detection
  • Windows 7
  • Hard Drives
  • External Hard Drive
Last response: in Windows 7
May 30, 2010 6:15:42 AM

I have three SATA hard drives. One I will install Window 7 on, but the other I have large amount of data on which I find would be too tedious backup it all up and my only external hard drive is out of commission. My question is after I install Windows 7 and plug in the HDD's with data on it, will it detect them properly? If not, what steps do I need to take make Win7 detect the HDD's and I don't lose/erase all my files? Thanks.

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May 30, 2010 6:27:18 AM

Yes windows 7 can read and write both the FAT 32/ or the NTFS file system.
So it should pick the data drive up, and let you read or write to the drive as normal.
May 30, 2010 7:07:54 AM

Thanks. I forgot the mention that the drives are partitioned. Will that be a problem?
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