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Hard drive I bought a bigger hard drive for my laptop. need to know how I was to formatt it in fat or ntfs?

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If you wll be using the new hard drive as the main drive where the operating systme is you just need to run or install again your operating system and all other applications and I will recommend you formatting it to NTFS because NTFS is more secure comapre to FAT32... You can format it when you run the setup CD for your operating system..

Hope that helps........

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