Fat32 V's NTFS

  simonjw 13:53 19 Jan 03
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  simonjw 13:53 19 Jan 03

I have just bought a new PC which is running Windows XP Pro under a Fat32 file system. After reading the help files etc, I have deceided that the NTFS file system would be better suited to my needs. I it possible to convert to this by re-installing Win XP "over the top" and if so, would I loose any/all of the programmes/files already installed?

Many thanks in advance guys.

  ellas 14:13 19 Jan 03

no need to reinstall, xp will be only too delighted to convert to ntfs,click start,go to help and support,type ntfs in the search box and it will give instructions how to convert from a command prompt,its very easy and when restarted xp will convert to ntfs and all your programs/files will be intact.

  simonjw 14:31 19 Jan 03

Many thanks for your help ellas.

  fitcher 16:35 19 Jan 03

when I upgraded to xp I put ntfs on .but I did find certain games did not play.so when I had problems with a certain software I formated and put xp back on ///this time I used fat 32 and I can play more games and I am quite happy with it

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