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Format 2TB HDD on windows 7 then use on XP

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My friend just purchased a Western Digital 2TB Black HDD and a Eagle 3.5 hot swappable external enclosure. We brought the HDD and enclosure to my home where I run Windows 7 Ultimate x64. We formatted it using the "GPT Protective Partition" option and it ran fine on my system. Now that he is home his computer wont read the drive, it only shows up in disk management but there is no option to format.

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Edited by epitek - 1/23/11 at 5:26pm
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You'd need to partition using msdos instead of GPT.
Since it doesn't sound like he's booting from it, there's really no other considerations to factor in.
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