I have now got the drive recognised by my windows 7 computer thanks to woodchip suggestion to look in device manager.
My problem now is when I start the file transfer wizard from new computer, when I get to the bit select files from external drive it ask me to open files in external drive which has a file USMT2.UNC which is 18.GB in size with 11 files 0 folders when I open it there is nothing there. Have I done something wrong when doing the transfer from old computer onto external drive.
Should there be more files etc in the external drive which should have all my docs,photos,,music, etc.
Been looking about internet for idea's, have seen one way to do transfer is by serial cable, so as |I had one gave it a try both computers have serial connections, on old computer when going through the transfer procedure when I get to the bit connect with serial able and select port 1 then go to new computer it calls it a transfer cable for USB.
When I go into device manager on new computer there is no showing of a communication port (serial) like on old computer and new computer cant find connection to old computer.
Hopefully someway I will get old folders onto new computer
I think I have manage to get my files from old computer to new one using the transfer wizard although it is still running on new computer but at least something is happening this time fingers crossed.
Was scrolling about Microsoft site and came across this page for transferring between XP and 7 using an external drive. You have to install the file and transfer wizard from here click here, and install it on old computer as the one on XP is not comparable with the one on windows 7, then carry on as told