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#1 lartomar2002

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 10:50 AM

i have ordered a new computer( hp p6330f)its os is windows 7. i have a seagate external hard drive that i have used to backup doc,music,photos and home videos i did this on a computer with windows xp as the os. my question is, can i connect the usb cable from the external drive to my new computer and access my files and use them like i could with my old computer? also, the restore software that cam with the seagate is for windows xp or earlier can this be used with the new one, if not how do i access or restore the files from the external drive? i hope i have explained my situation adequately? thanks, larry

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 10:26 AM

<<...can i connect the usb cable from the external drive to my new computer and access my files and use them like i could with my old computer...>>

Sure. An external drive is just a storage drive, can be attached to any system with proper connection...files will be readable, as long as they are not encrypted.

<<...also, the restore software that cam with the seagate is for windows xp or earlier can this be used with the new one,...>>

That's a question for Seagate, provider of the software/drive, to answer.

<<...if not how do i access or restore the files from the external drive?>>

Same comment as question immediately above.

Win 7 also has XP compatibility mode, Win 7 and XP Compatibility Mode.

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