Format Nw WD Essential with Windows formatter? Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital External Drive Format Storage Last response: November 21, 2012 12:30 PM in Storage Share soloalpinist November 21, 2012 12:09:47 PM Hello, I bought a 2nd western Digital 3tb external drive. My question is : it comes set up for NTSC I'm on a windwos 7 PC... so do I need to run the windows formatting before using it? More about : format essential windows formatter rgd1101 a c 101 G Storage November 21, 2012 12:30:30 PM duplicate post m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 1TB WD Mybook Essential USB 3.0 shows 500GB after format Forum WD Essential Book 500Gb External USB - not recognized by Windows. Forum WD My Book Essential is not recognized by windows since yesterday. It was workin Forum SolvedReformatting a WD advanced format drive that's previously been aligned to XP to work on Windows 7 should work, right? Forum WD MYBOOK FOR MAC format for Windows 8.1 Forum WD MYBOOK FOR MAC format for Windows 8.1 Forum WD External HD... is it best to format with Windows 7 Disk Mngmnt? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !