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Mon Feb 20, 2012, 01:41 PM

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so i have a 465 gb seagate running windows xp 64 bit professional, with a partition running Ubuntu.
i also have a 150 gb SATA running windows 7 64 bit.

i have the "secret" administrator access on windows 7 on the SATA, and i also can access most of the programs on the 465 gb seagate from my 150 gb SATA.
i'm using the SATA as a primary, and "slaving" the 465 seagate. long story, don't ask.

well, i just bought a new 1.5 TB seagate this morning.

here's my question:

if i put JUST Ubuntu on the 1.5 TB, will i be able to access programs from the other two hard drives through it, or does it have to be windows?

<---just in case this is a dumb question.

side note: i don't want to upgrade the 465 gb to windows 7 because i have a lot of programs that i cannot afford to lose and that i have had trouble backing up.

i don't have the original .exe files in order to reinstall them later if i was to upgrade the 465 gb to win7. i know when you do a custom install you're soupposed to be able to back them up and they should show up in a windows.old file or something like that. i've never tried that before. i usually just do a clean install.

thanks in advance!

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