reformatting the MBA thumb drive ?

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  1. macchiato2009 macrumors 65816

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    hey there

    the question might have already been asked

    but any trick to reformat the read-only MBA thumb drive (reinstall usb drive) provided with the MBA ?

    many thanks
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Still a no-go when takes past threads (dozens, maybe hundreds) into account. Why would you do it anyway? What if you need to use it for its purpose?
     
  3. macchiato2009 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    a friend of mine gave me his and the reinstall drive is no more needed

    but its size is so great and i would like to re-use it :)
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Okay. I hope your friend does never need it (which will be the case if he did a proper backup of it).
    As to the formatting, it is currently not possible.
     
  5. macchiato2009 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i saw someone today who has one, the person told me that there is a trick by using windows and but didn't have time to explain me how

    i have been searching on google for hours now without any luck :(
     
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  7. macchiato2009 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i tried this chinese crap already, it doesn't work

    windows is freezing every time i launch this :(
     
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  9. rw3 macrumors 6502a

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    I have used it at least 10 times now and it works great for me. Are you running it as Administrator or just a user?
     
  10. macchiato2009 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i've just retried again,

    now the thumb drive is not even recognized on the mac :mad:
     

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