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reformat HD/Reinstall WinXP

By rivrbyte ·

I have Win XP Home Edition, and I installed it using the FAT32 File System on my HD. Everyone is telling me I should not use the Fat32 system,but the NTFS.

Is there any reason I should revert to the "other NTFS" File system if I'm planning on wanting to wipe out the hard drive and re-install my Windows XP ?

I have programs on the Puter that will not un-install and I have used "Your Un-installer 2006" to try to uninstall, but it just won't go away, and a few other Pgms that are just frustrating me. I need to do a Clean Up and get rid of a lot of unused Programs!

I have created a MS DOS Startup disk ( Like I did when I installed Win Xp over Win9 and wondered if this could work to reformat the hard drive and somehow change the FAT32 to the other file system using the Windows XP.

I did go to another site to try to download a Windows XP reformat tool,but that was not successful. Thank you.

PS. Question? Is either the Corporate or Professional XP version worth using over the Home Edition? Pros and Cons? Thank you again!

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XP home edtition

by zlitocook In reply to reformat HD/Reinstall Win ...

I dont know if this will work with it.

To convert a FAT partition to NTFS, perform the following steps.

Click Start, click Programs, and then click Command Prompt.

In Windows XP, click Start, click Run, type cmd and then click OK.

At the command prompt, type CONVERT [driveletter]: /FS:NTFS.

Convert.exe will attempt to convert the partition to NTFS.

NOTE: Although the chance of corruption or data loss during the conversion from FAT to NTFS is minimal, it is best to perform a full backup of the data on the drive that it is to be converted prior to executing the convert command. It is also recommended to verify the integrity of the backup before proceeding, as well as to run RDISK and update the emergency repair disk (ERD).

XP PRO or the corp edition is best and it has alot more fuctions.

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