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Need some help, tried to do some research but came up with nothing.

I am looking at how to get the data from a windows 8 computer. Typically, on non-windows 8 machines, I could hook it up to a windows 7 or XP machine and access the hard drive that way, but when i hook up a hard drive with windows 8 installed, it does not seem to recognize the hard drive. I have also tried connecting the windows 8 hard drive to a different windows 8 machine via USB but it still wouldn't detect.

Help is very much appreciated
    
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If the drive is encrypted, your pretty much SOL.

However, it might be GPT partitioned, rather than MBR. In that case, some older OSes won't recognize it and could even corrupt it.

The other Win8 machine should be able to see it, provided that your USB adapter supports the capacity of the drive you're trying to access. Does it spin up?
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It does spin up, i am going to hook the hard drive up internally to my windows 8 desktop and see if its the USB - sata adapter problem
    
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