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Windows 7: How can I format my external drive to NTFS?

23 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC 7100
How can I format my external drive to NTFS?

I have a WD Passport Essential 320gb external hard drive that I want to use to back-up my dual boot system (W7 and XP). Unfortunately, the software included won't install to W7 and I am too lazy to switch over atm. I've decided to use W7's built-in back-up application to create a system image, but first I have to format the external drive. How can I do that?

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23 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 RC 7100

Hmm nevermind. I seem to have found out how to do this immediately after posting. GO WINDOWS 7 SEARCH!!
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