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I formatted my lacie hard drive with file system GPT and now want to use it as system drive but windows will not intall on GPT. i have tried several means to convert it to NTFS but all to no avail. I need the lacie setup assistant urgently to reformat it wit NTFS. can you please help me with it. my email is alilanre@yahoo.com Thank you.

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did you use your drive with a PC too?
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I am not sure what type of computer you have that your LaCie is connected to, but first and foremost, make sure the external hard drive has been properly formatted to work with the operating system your computer has.
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