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My hard drive will only work on a mac how do i make it work on pc

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You have to reformat it to FAT32 to be able to have backward compatibility between MAC and Windows operating system. Be reminded that, when you format your hard drive, you will lose all information stored in it.

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Install any drivers that may have come with the hard drive.

However it should work as most hard drives are removable devices and are therefore plug and play.

Be sure to update your Windows operating system to Service pack 3.

Try it in a friends computer/laptop.

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