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I have an extra internal hard drive that I just want to use for storage. I want it to work with Windows (7) and Ubuntu. How could I just format it to have no operating system and just be used as storage while I'm on Ubuntu? Is their an application that can do this automatically? What do I format it in?

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Using GParted software is the best option. To install Gparted goto Ubuntu Software center and search for gparted. And format for "NTFS format" following this video "" or this link "How can I format my active hard drive to NTFS?".

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