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Old 06-06-2007, 08:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a client who has WinXP ProSP2 on her machine but it is installed on a FAT32 partition. It is supposed to be a high performance machine and I know NTFS is mucho better. My question is; is there any harm in doing a simple comversion from FAT32 to NTFS or is that going to create more problems for me to worry about?
I have only once converted a FAT32 drive while retaining all the data on the disk but it was not a system disk so I didn't worry much about it.

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Old 06-06-2007, 08:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You would be best off converting.

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Old 06-06-2007, 08:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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There's not really a point to convert it. The improvement will not be that big. The only reason I would do it is because of the 4GB file limit. Just wait untill you will have to re-install Windows and use NTFS to format the disk.
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my friend actually came across the 4gb file limit prob and had to convert his hd. but in the process reinstalled windows
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I don't see any harm in converting a system disk to NTFS. It is the current after all. You just have to reformat using the NTFS file system, and reinstall Windows.


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Old 06-06-2007, 08:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks guys, I was just hoping I could do it without having to reinstall all the apps.

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