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I am trying to install Windows 7 on WD Caviar Green 500GB hard drive, but the installer won't recognize the drive. The drive shows up in the BIOS, and all connections have been checked.

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If you've got the xp installation disk, create a partition on that drive and then use the windows 7 disk.

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Windows 7 should automatically detect the new hard drive and it should show up in disk management to format or prompt you to format.
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U are actually facing the same problem as "jackwilkinso". As my previous post: Windows XP does not come out to support SATA hard drive, because inside do not inclued the SATA driver, that why u cannot see the harddisk during the setup. What u can do is try to install the SATA supported OS like Windows Vista or Windows 7, or maybe can "forcely" put in the SATA driver in ur Windows XP setup CD.

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Have you installed it as the main drive, ie the one with the ops system on, or have you installed it as a secondary drive? Either way, check you have the drive set up correctly as per instructions on pack. You are not alone with this problem either, it is common with WD. Come back to me with more info re your install.

Personally, I would set it up in an external enclosure and access via USB. Much more realable that way, and it is portable for you.

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