Replacing Hard Drive

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by JLUGO35, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. JLUGO35 Guest

    JLUGO35

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    After seeing the system requirements for Windows 7, I decided to upgrade to a larger hard drive later this week. I plan on giving my old 160 gig drive to a friend who uses Windows but I want to wipe it clean first. Do I insert my Leopard disc and use disk utility to reformat?
     
  2. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    Yes, the drive can be erased and formatted as FAT32 for windows using Disk Utility.
     
  3. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    He'll need to go to FAT32, and then once in the Windows machine, re-reformat it to NTFS for use with Windows7.
     
  4. sonspot macrumors member

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    if your asking how to clean a drive, you should also find out if your friends drive is ide or sata..
     

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