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My seagate 160gb free agent external hard drive works on my mac book pro but I need it to be reformatted to work on my wife's PC how do i do this

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Http://www.macwindows.com/disks2.html
Here are some software solutions. Otherwise just select the disk in my computer right click and choose format.
If you need anything else let me know.
Thanks,
Lee

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