Windows 10: How to format an external drive with windows 7 on it

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  1. How to format an external drive with windows 7 on it


    I’m trying to format a seagate 80 gig drive to use as an external drive , but when I go to format it the option is greyed out (it’s already initialized)

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    /u/gage_slides, Oct 19, 2020
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  2. Format an external Drive.

    Hello Roger,

    Thank you for posting your concern in Microsoft Community and welcome to the Windows 10 Family.

    I would suggest you to follow the below steps to format the drive you are referring to.

    • Right Click on Start menu and select Open Computer Management.

    • In the left pane, under Storage, click Disk Management.

    • Right-click the volume that you want to format, and then click Format.

    • To format the volume with the default settings, in the Format dialog box, click
      OK, and then click OK again.
    Note: You cannot format a disk or partition that is currently in use, including the partition that contains Windows.

    Hope it helps.

    Thank you.
     
    Sayan_Ghosh, Oct 19, 2020
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  3. Mussels Win User
    How to format on Windows 7

    just format from the installer on the windows 7 DVD. the options there when you choose which drive to install on.


    i suggest partiotining the drive, i run with a 60GB C: drive, but then move my user folder to the D: partition - so that when i format/reinstall, my desktop/my docs, etc, dont get lost.
     
    Mussels, Oct 19, 2020
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  4. 1nf3rn0x Win User

    How to format an external drive with windows 7 on it

    How to format on Windows 7

    150GB for OS should be fine?
     
    1nf3rn0x, Oct 19, 2020
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