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If you are referring to mac as Mac O.S. and Seagate. Mac is a non-dos operating system and seagate is the manufacturer of the harddrive. If you want to remove the mac o.s. from the seagate harddrive to install windows you will need to run F-Disk > choose to have large disk support > then once in f-disk you will se options, one in particular to remove non-dos partition/s afterwhich once removed you will need to create a new partition and make it active. After this you can then exit the f-disk and upon rebooting the computer install your windows via the installation media

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Seagate will not work with my mac


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connect your seagate drive to the mac.go to spotlight the magify glass at the top right corner and type in disk utility and select disk utility
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If the drive is formatted with NTFS (the format used by recent Windows operating systems), then you won't be able to write to that file system.

What you will need to do is reformat the drive to HFS or FAT32.

If you will be moving the drive between a Windows and a Mac, then you'll have to format with FAT32. If you will only be using the drive on your Mac or other Macs, then format the drive with HFS.
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  • Click the "Erase..." button and allow the Disk Utilities program to format the drive
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If you are planning to use the Seagate Hard Drive on a PC and MAC better format it on your MAC Computer thru disc Utility and choose MS-DOS. This should solve the problem.

Mac has the ability to recognize a FAT, NTFS and MAC File System for the hard drive but the PC Computer cannot recognize MAC File System.

Check on your mac the File system of your hard drive.
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If this is the file system then you now know that it will not be read by PC.

Also formating it with the use of PC will only result in an NTFS File System, and it can be read by Mac but it is only in a Read Only mode. You cannot copy paste or even erase on the drive having an NTFS on a MAC.


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