Do not recognize external drive

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    hoangtu69

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    I have an external drive and I formatted it as exFat using Windows 7 because I want to be able to read it using Mac.

    I plugged it into my desktop that run Windows XP but it won't recognize this external drive. When I clicked on it, it said this external drive has not been formatted and do I want to do format it.

    Another thing I noticed was it only has one file option which is NTFS. I don't see exFat in Win XP

    Do you know why Win XP does not recognize my external drive? It's working fine with Windows 7.

    Thanks
     
    hoangtu69, Feb 9, 2014
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    hoangtu69

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    Apparently there's an update program that you can download from microsoft that will add exFat support to Windows XP. Problem solved.
     
    hoangtu69, Feb 10, 2014
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    Thank you for the update. :)
     
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