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Quick question on convert

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by pascal, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. pascal

    pascal

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    I have a 160G drive that XP set to C: and D: drives. If I convert to NTFS will I need to convert both or just the real C: drive??
    TIA
     
  2. malkore

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    you should be able to do it by partition...

    but then again, I've stuck with NTFS ever since I went to windows 2000/XP.
     

  3. pascal

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    Thanks malkore,
    New computer came with XP preinstalled, used to using NTFS in W2K myself. Wanted to ask the question prior to having to reinstall if I messed up. Will give it a try!
     
  4. HVAC-TEK

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    Are you running any other operating system? Or just the XP? The reason that I ask is because older operating systems and some Linux can not read NTFS, and I thought that it was a little odd that your XP operating system was using fat32.

    I thought I would give you a 'heads up' incase you had two operating systems on that system.

    BTW, yes you can choose either partition and convert to NTFS.

    There is a command that lets you convert from fat32 to NTFS without loosing your data. I can post it if you need it.

    K
     
  5. pascal

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    Hello HVAC-TEK,
    My main box came preinstalled w/fat32. Ran the convert last night with complete success. I was running W2K on my old box BUT...
    a Ubuntu install that didn't run correctly has changed that. After I get done reformatting and installing with I might add extensive downloading, I'll be running it again. "SIGH". Thanks for the offer, I may be requesting some help further on (consider it likely)!
    pascal

     
  6. malkore

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    was it WinXP home edition? cuz the XP pro's I've seen came NTFS formatted.
     
  7. pascal

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    Yah, home edition SP2, double sigh!