Not sure if this should be in the OS section but here we go. Can I use ubuntu to access my windows 7 hard drive data? I have a great deal of videos and photos on my hard drive with windows 7 installed. I need to reinstall windows 7, it is having a array of troubles, I will not get into those though. Part of those troubles is windows not recognizing my new 2 tb HD or any new USB device. If it did backing up would be a piece of cake. BUT my question is can I use Ubuntu, which I just recently installed to store my stuff from windows 7 on my new 2 tb HD? I want to simply grab my videos and photos using Ubuntu and throw them on my new 2 tb hd, then I plan to format and reinstall windows 7 on my old 750 gb HD. I am not familar with Ubuntu how do I do this? I looked around and mounted my new HD on Ubuntu but didn't get any farther then that. Perhaps another option would be to install windows 7 on my new 2 tb HD with dual boot and then grab my stuff from my data from my old 750 gb HD? Can I even do either of these 2 solutions? Lastly where can I download windows 7 again, I got it when it came out and my download through microsoft from what I can tell expired. I of course still have my key. I bet there is somewhere on microsoft to download windows 7 I am just not seeing. No I do not want to go to the pirate bay or something and download windows 7, I am sure there is a legit way to download a legal copy little help?