Topic: stupid newbie question what is "re-partition it for windows uws" :)
Hi guys brand new to the forums and first thing I want to say is thank you kindly to the developers for making this software available to us in the first place
I basically have a surveillance drive that was being used as an external drive for my digital video recording device (record TV shows) - not proprietary "Directv property" by any means I purchased it on my own and hooked it up to the DVR (seagate skyhawk 4 TB hard drive). I've stopped using Directv and plan on using the hard drive for data storage ( I understand that using it to run Windows off of is a bad idea , just plan on using it as a secondary hard drive for files I don't really modify or change.. videos, music, ebooks that sort of thing)
The helpful folks at tom's hardware pointed me in your guys direction and said to use your software .. thanks for the tutorials it looks pretty straightforward..there's only one thing confusing me and it's probably the dumbest question in the world
At tom's hardware they said I should " delete the partition(s) on the drive, re-partition it for windows uws, and format it to NTFS " ... everything makes sense to me except the "repartition it to windows uws", tried a search of the gparted documentation and google search to try to figure it out myself with no luck ... is " uws " an option I should select, maybe under the "partition" command when running the Gparted program? Or is it enough to just delete the existing partition on the 4 TB hard drive, reformat it to NTFS and just call it a day?
The hard drive will be used in a Windows 8 operating system.
Thanks in advance to anyone who reads this and replies !