uninstalling winxp

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by banter, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. banter

    banter Guest

    I have two hard drives (one in fat32 and one in ntfs), windows is installed in the fat32 drive which is smaller and slower. i want to move windows from the fat32 drive onto the ntfs drive - how do i do this.

    I thought that i would obviously need to unistall windows so i could reinstall it but there is no uninstall file !!

    How can i move windows from one drive to another??
  2. eNuffSaid

    eNuffSaid Guest

    You can convert from FAT32 to NTFS and keep your current Windows installation.

    Assuming your system drive is C:\ use:


    It will convert your filesystem on the next reboot.
    For more info open a command prompt and type

    convert /?

    Moving it to another directory could be a bit more complex. You could edit the boot.ini but if you remove the smalller HDD the larger HDD won't have a correct boot sector. Leaving the smaller HDD will result in a lot programs pointing to C:\ while they are actually on your larger D:\

    Remove the smaller HDD and reinstall WinXP on the larger one would be the best option IMO.

    Willem Moolenaar
  3. dijital

    dijital Guest

    in my opinion, if you want to use NTFS its best to start with a fresh install on a newly formatted drive. but in your case, as stated already, you can format your current fat32 drive to ntfs if you like.
  4. eNuffSaid

    eNuffSaid Guest

    great minds think alike, dijital ;)