secondary hardrive

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  1. Enaxe

    Enaxe New Member

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    I upgraded from xp. I have a primary and secondary in my pc, when i upgraded the secondary is no where to be found in my computer, i can still see it in devices, but there are no useful options for it. how can i read it, without having to reformat?
     
  2. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    An upgrade is not the route to take. It leaves useless files on your system and can cause conflicts.

    Save all you Documents, Pictures, contacts, videos, music, etc to a flash drive,

    Be aware, you will need to re-insatllall your 3rd party applcations.

    Then perform a "clean" insatll.
     
  3. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Are you saying you have 2 hard drives, one with Windows 7 and one with XP? Are they SATA or PATA drives? Were both drives installed during the Windows 7 install?
     
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    Can he upgrade from XP?
     
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    tblount New Member

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    What shows in your bios under hard drives? Is the missing drive a Seagate 7200.11 ?

    What happens if you shutdown and unplug the one that is working? Missing OS or no drive found?


    Since you had XP you couldn't do a direct upgrade.. did you use system transfer?
     
  6. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Yes you have to perform an upgrade with XP.

    I van;t locate It, but it was a Stickey by Mike,.
     
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  8. reghakr

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    Now even I'm getting confused:confused:

    This is a direct copy from Mike's post:

    If you are on Windows XP and planning to UPGRADE...

    YOU MUST DO A CLEAN INSTALL. There is no upgrade path.
    There are user migration tools you can use, but you will need to backup your files and do a clean install. I have seen several threads about this and just want to clarify.

    The upgrade from Windows Vista is a valid upgrade path, but Windows XP to Windows 7 is not
     

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