Re: Using portable drive on windows XP


Mike B
 

Hi Veronica,
 
If it's only 2TB then XP should open / read it, but if it was larger than 2TB then it wouldn't.  What I don't recall is what the message is that you would get when trying to access a drive larger than 2TB.  Do you get the same formatting message if you plug the drive into a different USB port?  I don't have an XP machine to play with, so I'm afraid I can't be of much help.  I believe Gene still runs XP, so maybe he has a 2TB drive he can plug into his system and see what if any message he gets.
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 5:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

Hi Mike,

 

It is a 2 TB portable drive, so that is probably the issue.  Thanks for that information.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 8:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

Hi Veronica,

 

What size is your portable drive?  XP won't access / recognize or open any drives that are larger than 2TB.

 

 

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

 

 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 6:10 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

It’s not that easy.  No matter what I do it still asks to be formatted.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 6:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

Just say no and use the drive anyway?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 7:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

I decided to try using my portable drive on windows XP as I have MS Word on that computer and I don’t have MS Word on Windows 10.  However, the XP machine keeps asking if I want to format disk E, which I don’t want to as I have not had to format it on my other computers.  So is there any way that I can use the portable drive on XP without formatting it?  Thank you for any help.

 

Veronica

 

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