how can I open my old laptop xp hard drive on my windows 7 laptop?

  ozzymodo 12:31 27 Oct 2011
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Hi all, I used to have a laptop that ran xp and it died a sudden death, I was able to remove the hard drive and inserted it into my wifes laptop (same make/model) and all is ok with the drive. I now have a new laptop running windows 7 and my hard drive is in a case with a usb cable (to run as an external drive) My new pc finds it but I am unable to access anything on it. I would appreciate any advise on how I can access the drive so that I can transfer some pics, sound files and other projects I was working on. Many thanks in advance Ian

  ozzymodo 12:08 01 Nov 2011

thankyou for the info g, sorry for late reply and will try your suggestion. Ian

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