Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by surge, May 11, 2002.

  1. surge

    surge OSNN Senior Addict

    Does any one here know if Windows XP ready pc's
    like ones that come from pc world come with NTFS already set up

    iam thinking about changing my drive to NTFS format.
  2. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

    Texas, USA
    One way to find out.
    Open Command Prompt.
    In the command window, type help convert and then press ENTER. Information about converting FAT volumes to NTFS is made available.

    To convert, do as below. Make sure you want to before doing this.
    In the command prompt window, type: convert drive letter: /fs:ntfs. As in convert D: /fs:ntfs would format drive D

    Important : Once you convert a drive or partition to NTFS, you cannot simply convert it back to FAT or FAT32. You will need to reformat the drive or partition which will erase all data, including programs and personal files, on the partition.
  3. surge

    surge OSNN Senior Addict

    ok thanks

    but i knwo how to check and convert,
    all i woundered was , Do new XP pcs come with ntfs Hd's not fat32 ones

    my pc is self built so i havent yet conveted the drive

    Do OEM's like packard bell ECt make there systems NTFS or do they leave it as fat32

    sorry for any confusion
  4. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

    Petal, Mississippi
    I got a brand new HP 750n back in Feb with XP loaded as OEM - it shows the format as NTFS when using the packaged defragger.
  5. mikemacd

    mikemacd Guest

    I would say most do , except the systems that are more geared toward high end power/business users would be formatted with NTFS most likely.
  6. surge

    surge OSNN Senior Addict

    thanks for the info guys
    but ive decided to reformat and go ntfs
    some things seem to run smouther now.