Should I reformat?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by HellyHans, May 14, 2002.

  1. HellyHans

    HellyHans OSNN Addict

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    Ok, quick question. Ive been running two systems, one with NTFS and the other Fat32. I want to go NTFS ( I was just testing things)

    So should I reformat the drive ( It's not a real big deal in my case right now ) Or should I convert? Are there any disadvantages to the convertion? Does it make the system as stable as a first formated NTFS system.

    Thank you

    -=Helly=-
     
  2. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    I'd go the reformat root, I dont know of any advantages or disadvantages, but I like a fresh start
     
  3. oxy

    oxy Guest

    You should be able to convert it with no problem, if you have to do it that way. Although I am not so sure it would be as stable as it would be if you were to format the drive.
    I would format, repartition, and then go ahead. It would just make me feel more comfortable, personally.
     
  4. dijital

    dijital Guest

    i agree, its a lot better to do a fresh format if you want to switch file systems.
     
  5. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    I've heard of some slowdowns when converting, so i'd have to go with the crowd and say you should do a fresh format, it's always best for everything to start clean :)