Seagate External Desktop Drive compatibilty

  Bikerbilly 14:11 02 Dec 2009


Can anyone tell me if the Seagate External Desktop Drive ( 500GB) is compatible with Windows 7. The box only says it works with Vista and XP.

I want to transfer files from my old laptop ( running XP) and transfer these to my new laptop - not yet bought- that will be running Windows7.

Tried talking to people at PC World but no joy !!

Any help greatly appreciated.

  Batch 14:20 02 Dec 2009

It may just be an old box and so doesn't mention Windows 7.

Can't see any reason why it wouldn't work - presumably it's just an external drive plugged in via a USB port (i.e a bog standard interface)

  mgmcc 20:01 02 Dec 2009

The drive itself should function with any operating system, including Windows, Mac and Linux, but there may be bundled software that requires a particular operating system. If it's Vista-compatble, it should be OK with "7".

  woodchip 20:31 02 Dec 2009

The Backup Software is on the Drive so it should still work okay

  Bikerbilly 10:52 03 Dec 2009

Batch, MGMCC , Marg7 & Woodchip

Many thanks for the quick and very helpful responses. Cheers.

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