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I just got a new Western Digital Hard Drive 500 gb and I have all the space I need. However, I tried moving my Windows 7 iso and Windows Longhorn iso since I wanted to keep them and not delete it. I tried moving it but it said I didn't have enough room. I have 421 gb left of space(all of it taken by my pictures) and it still wouldnt let me put the iso's on it.This also happened when I tried to put my photos in of my recent visit from california. As an experiment, I put half of the photos in and it let me, and another half in, together they were 4 gigs, and it worked! I tried it with the iso's but dosen't work. Can somebody explain how to fix that? I also looked at a forum and it said that I should reformat the drive to NTFS and right now my drive is FAT32, any other way to fix this? I'm not pro at computers.

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For formatting the hard drive attach it to the computer backup your data on some other drive, then right click on the drive letter of the external drive, select format , select NTFS then format it

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