Win7 says usb hard drive needs formating. XP has no problem.

January 7, 2012 at 18:59:26
Specs: Windows 7
Win7 says usb hard drive needs formatting but XP has no problem with drive. 7 says RAW file format. XP says it is NTFS and can read and write to drive. What is the problem?

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January 8, 2012 at 03:42:49
Format the drive with XP then Windows 7 should be okay with it as well.

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January 9, 2012 at 00:02:48
Format the drive in Win 7, then XP should be O.K. The reason for this is, when you format external disk in XP, Win 7 may require permissions to write to and from the external disk, if you use Win 7 with reduced permissions, i.e. normal user without admin privileges.

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