I have files and data backed up on a Maxtor external drive from my Windows XP computer. Can I copy this data straight onto a new PC running Windows 7?

Hi,

By backed up do you mean you coped the files from the XP machine to the external hard drive or did you create a proper backup (like a hard drive image) and put it on your external hard drive?

Hi,

By backed up do you mean you coped the files from the XP machine to the external hard drive or did you create a proper backup (like a hard drive image) and put it on your external hard drive?

Mate, it's a bit hard to reply without a computer. And the problem is now rectified.