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Old 04-20-2007
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XP Compressed drive in Vista?
I'm trying to find out if a drive compressed with XP/SP2 will work with Vista?
A little history: I have a P4/3.06Ghz, 1 Gb Ram. I have 4 drives in it, one
being a 300 Gb SATA. I have compressed the drive (all of the files). I am
getting ready to build a new computer, Core2Duo 2.66 Ghz, 2Gb Ram, 2 new 250
Gb SATA drives. I will be installing Vista Ultimate. I want to move, at
least, this drive to the new computer.
Will Vista be able to read the files or even the drive?
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Old 04-20-2007
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Re: XP Compressed drive in Vista?
You can compress a Hard Drive In Vista so i can't see why Vista would not be
able to read files or the drive. It is only a compressed hard drive

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Old 04-21-2007
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Re: XP Compressed drive in Vista?


"ComputerGenie" wrote:

> You can compress a Hard Drive In Vista so i can't see why Vista would not be
> able to read files or the drive. It is only a compressed hard drive
>
>


Thanks, but that just doesn't make me comfortable enough. I've been reading
the posts about the horror stories of losing data already. This drive has 300
Gb on it and I don't want to lose it. I intend to uncompress it once it is
installed.
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Old 04-21-2007
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Re: XP Compressed drive in Vista?
"Claince" <Claince@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
> "ComputerGenie" wrote:
>
>> You can compress a Hard Drive In Vista so i can't see why Vista would not
>> be
>> able to read files or the drive. It is only a compressed hard drive
>>
>>

>
> Thanks, but that just doesn't make me comfortable enough. I've been
> reading
> the posts about the horror stories of losing data already. This drive has
> 300
> Gb on it and I don't want to lose it. I intend to uncompress it once it is
> installed.


There should always be a backup of important, and non replaceable data.
What happens if that drive dies? Is there a backup? You need to be
prepared for that as much as for data loss when moving to a new OS. Things
happen.

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