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How to format a USB drive that was format for iOS ?

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February 3, 2013 9:45:45 AM

Hi all,

Recently I formatted my USB 'cause I needed to get something off a Mac,
and now I try to format it again through windows, but it says "Windows can't format the USB drive etc...".

I don't care about the data on the USB I just need to use it to install Windows on my netbook.

How can I format it to work with windows again?
February 3, 2013 10:21:38 AM

Use disk utilities and change the partition type to MBR.
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February 3, 2013 10:43:40 AM

I don't have access to a Mac anymore.
Just a PC
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February 3, 2013 10:58:37 AM

Try something like PartedMagic (Live Linux based partition editor), few Windows based tools are able to modify the protected EFI partition OS X creates by default.
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February 4, 2013 4:56:51 AM

Solved it, I used HP format tool
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