FAT32 to NTFS

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Long View, Aug 8, 2008.

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  1. Long View

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    I am going to reinstall Windows Xp on a laptop. The disks provided result in a FAT32 installation. Any one know of the best way to change this to NTFS ? Is it best to change it to NTFS or should it be left alone ?
     
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    You need to use the CONVERT command.

    I would say it is best to use NTFS so go through installation where you have xp on FAT32 then, goto the Command Prompt and type (in bold) C:\> CONVERT X: /fs:ntfs where X: is a name of the drive you want to convert, I say this as your installation may have left you with several partitions. Re-boot, conversion will start.
     
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    Thanks Meriadoc. Simple when you know how. I was looking for a far more complicated solution. will install and convert tommorrow.
     
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