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How to Configure a New Hard Drive in Windows 7

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

This article does a nice job of explaining the procedure for setting up a hard drive for use with Windows 7.

A friend of mine just called me the other day, telling me about a problem that he had with his Windows 7 system. He bought a new hard drive and connected it to the PC. The hard drive was detected just fine in the computer’s BIOS, but did not turn up in Windows Explorer after the operating system finished loading.

What he apparently did not know is that it is necessary to configure a drive so that it becomes available in Windows. New hard drives usually do not come with a file system pre-installed, which means that it is up to the user to pick a file system so that the hard disk can be accessed in the operating system.

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