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By VI-Tech ·
I have a computer running winxp with a FAT32 partion. How can I reformat my drive to make it NTFS. I heard that converting FAT32 to NTFS slows down integrity than formating with NTFS.

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by Rabbit_Runner In reply to Converting to NTFS

It is possible to convert from FAT32 to NTFS without reformat. There should be no loss of integrity rather than formating with NTFS.

from a command prompt....
convert <volume_letter> /FS:NTFS

Also note that the Volume_letter should be followed by a colon.

If you are converting the system partition, it will not allow you to do the convert at that time. but will require you to reboot the computer so that the convert will take place. also a good idea would be to back up any documents.I have never had the convert process give me any problems, but if the computer were to loose power during the process, the drive would then be unrecoverable.

Hope this helps.

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by thatmagicguy In reply to Converting to NTFS

Also remember that once converted to NTFS, you cannot make a change back to FAT32 unless you reformat. As with the previous answer, make sure you back up your data in case there is a problem.

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