I Feel Like a Traitor, But …

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    GridLok

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    After many happy years with XP, I have been forced to move on … my online-banking will no longer 'play' with XP.

    At this stage I'm planning to install Windows 7 on our Toshiba Satellite A200. To do so I will need to use an external h/d and purchased a new Hitachi Touro - USB 3.0, supposedly compatible with USB 2.0. The device does not appear in My Computer, but is visible in Disk Management, where it is listed as a disk1, but has no 'letter' assigned to it. When scanned and checked, it seems to be "Healthy" and to have up-to-date drivers, but when right-clicked - so as to reformat, or assign a drive Letter & path, all options are greyed-out.

    Does anyone know if the computer and external h/d can be made to co-operate? As I understand it, I need to have a functioning external h/d to back-up images of the existing XP system and the (yet to be acquired) Windows 7 OS.
     
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    from here, read through the whole thread, hope it helps
     
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    Thank you Elizabeth23. It was never going to work … or so I'm told … in very small, faint print, on the side of the Hitachi Touro box it is specified that it will work only with "Windows 10, 8.1, 7" (Oh, and Mac 10.9 and later), BUT XP is NOT INCLUDED. I've run out of time to continue trying to do the deed all by myself, so next week it's off to my local 'computer specialist'! Thanks for taking the time.
     
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    no prob, you at least learned to always read the small print, :)
     
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