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Convert Win95B to fat32

By grbeckmeyer ·
I'd like to find an easy way to convert a fat volume in Win95B to Fat32 WITHOUT having to go through the Backup/Fdisk/restore hassle. I tried copying CVT1.EXE (Win98 Drive converter) and associated files to no avail.

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Convert Win95B to fat32

by themain In reply to Convert Win95B to fat32

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partition magic has a utility which i would trust over microsoft's own.

1. The Windows 98 FAT32 conversion utility is limited to a one-way conversion, from FAT
to FAT32 only. PartitionMagic, however, can perform a two-way conversion--from FAT to
FAT32, and vice versa.

2. If there are any clusters marked as bad on the partition that you wish to convert, the
Windows 98 Converter will fail. However, PartitionMagic will ignore the bad cluster marks,
as long as the drive has been thoroughly checked by Scandisk.

3. The table below illustrates more differences between the two conversion utilities:

Partition Magic Convert Option Windows 98 FAT32 Converter
Two-way Conversion Yes.

Handles bad Clusters Yes, PartitionMagic will convert

Available to use with
Windows 95B, Yes.
No, the FAT32 Converter is only
Windows 95C,
Windows 98
or Windows 98

Perform conversion under As long as there are not open files on the drive,
No, the conversion is done completely under DOS.
Windows PartitionMagic can complete the conversion without
shuttingdown to DOS.

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Convert Win95B to fat32

by grbeckmeyer In reply to Convert Win95B to fat32

Sorry for not closing this earlier, I was hoping to get some more responses. I'll give you the points as you did answer the question, but my interest in this was to do it for customers, and I really want to keep everything legal in that situation which means they would have to purchase a copy.

One thought I just had (which prompted me to come back and close this out) was to temporarily put the drive in a Win98 system as a slave and run the conversion utility on it. I agree that partition magic is a much more ideal solution, but this would avoid a software purchase/legal hassles.

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by grbeckmeyer In reply to Convert Win95B to fat32

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