XP won\'t recognize external hard drive with exFAT

shek

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I formatted my external hard drive(80 gb) from NTFS to exFAT on my desktop pc (windows 7). I did this to make it readable on my SONY BRAVIA Tv. Now Sony reads it very well, but my Laptop (windows XP) wont. It allots a drive letter to it but when clicked it, it says drive not formatted.
 

jagdishdalavi

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Same problem here please help!!!! :eek:
 

John_VanKirk

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Hello, & Welcome to Tom's Hardware!

Don't know which version of Win-XP you have, but you have to have SP-2 or SP-3 installed to read exFat.
Not sure but you may also need the 64bit version to read this file format.

You also need this update for it to work with Win-XP, after installing SP-2 or SP-3
Update for Windows XP (KB955704)
 

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