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converting remaining hdd to NTFS safely

By dandj4evr ·
I have Win2k Pro (NTFS) as my boot drive, which makes for the Logical partition on my harddrive (drive d}. Win98 SE is the primary partition (drive c). I know now that Win2k's drivers for my system are working just fine.
How do i go about re-formatting that primary partition, converting it to Win2k's NTFS, while keeping the logical partition.
Is it possible to change my logical to my primary without fdisk and formatting and re-installing?
Thx for the help :)

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by JoeVanO In reply to converting remaining hdd ...

Why not just boot to Win2000 and convert the C: drive to NTFS. You can then delete off the files you no longer need from C:. The command to convert a FAT or FAT32 partition to NTFS is :

convert drive_letter: /fs:ntfs

A few gotchas on this though. The first is you can't convert back (unless you have a 3rd party program, like Partition Magic). The second is that I don't think (almost 100% positive) Win98 will run on NTFS, so you would be losing that functionality.

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by dmiles In reply to converting remaining hdd ...

This question poses some traps that if the system is not backed up will be lost.
You will need to use a third party software if you want to reclaim the hard disk space,to be one drive or do you plan on keeping the partition and convert to NTFS
WIN2K will read a FAT32 partition,using the disk administrator from the NT window is maybe the way to go.

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