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XP: Converting filesystems.

Posted by cascadehush on October 5, 2006

How to Convert FAT Disks to NTFS:

You can convert a FAT or FAT32 volume to an NTFS volume without formatting the volume, though it is still a good idea to back up your data before you convert.

Once you know how, it is easy to convert a FAT32 filesystem to NTFS.  If you ever have to restore an older  system from a recovery CD/partitionr, you will often end up with a FAT32 boot partition.  Some laptops currently still ship with FAT32 partitions by default.  As this article explains, XP has a utility to do the conversion without the need for a reformat, or 3rd party utilities.

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