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Apple OEM 320GB HD  Topic is solved

#1 Postby deyoung6969 » 18 May 2012, 09:07

I have a Hitachi HDT721032SLA Hard drive. It is an OEM out of a Apple iMac. Can it be changed so that I can use it with my Windows system. I would like to use it with a bootable partition and the rest storage. I understand some things when it comes to computers, but this is looking like greek to me. Is this possible?
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Re: Apple OEM 320GB HD

#2 Postby Fiona » 18 May 2012, 13:18

Normally, it should be possible to use your HDD.
Windows doesn't support HFS+ partitions.
That's why you should backup data first (if important data are available).
Under Apple and disk utilities please delete your HFS+ partition, because windows doesn't recognize it.
Then you'd be able to partition and format your disk using windows.

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Re: Apple OEM 320GB HD

#3 Postby deyoung6969 » 18 May 2012, 20:25

Unfortunately, I do not have an Apple. I will have to look in my storage room. I think I have something in there. Are there any programs which can mimic an Apple?

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Re: Apple OEM 320GB HD

#4 Postby deyoung6969 » 18 May 2012, 20:31

Can "TestDisk" do the deletion?

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Re: Apple OEM 320GB HD

#5 Postby Fiona » 19 May 2012, 07:50

TestDisk is only able to clear Intel MBR partition table.
I would like to use it with a bootable partition and the rest storage.

Looks like that it should be possible now.
http://www.ehow.com/how_8170780_erase-m ... ows-7.html
Looks just as easy.
I already tried that, but it's a long time ago and windows didn't recognize it.
It was unknown.
In this case I used gparted drom a LiveCD.
But something you can try would be, if you want to install windows on your PC using your Windows CD, you'll get automatically to a disk management console, where you can decide to delete partitions.
Please have a try to delete your partition (probably unknown).
Then press the appropriate key to create a new one.
Just type in how much space you want to use for your OS.
Leave the other space empty.
After installing windows, have a look into your disk mangement console to create your second partition for your data.

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Re: Apple OEM 320GB HD

#6 Postby deyoung6969 » 19 May 2012, 22:29

I thought it best to let you know that going to install Windows did the trick. No Problem. All I had to do was delete the existing partition, create the one for my "C" drive & whoa - it did it!!
I Thank You ever so much
Dennis

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Re: Apple OEM 320GB HD

#7 Postby Fiona » 20 May 2012, 19:21

Thanks for your feedback. :)
I'll set your topic as solved!

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