XP home dispatched from supplier of PC

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by brocher, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. brocher

    brocher Moderator

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    I have just bought a laptop but it has the company version of windows xp home, it won't let me change some of the settings
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    cant convert to NTFS(it fat32) and also it has no back up feature when i go to C drive properties,is there a way that i can enable features like these

    This company tried hard to sell me the back up discs along with the 3 year extended warrenty
     
  2. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I dont think that you can convert your active file system without a format
     
  3. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    There are programs that will let you convert the file system without any affect to what is on it. I don't think I would trust them though ..
     
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Not true.
    XP includes a built-in non-destructive file system conversion utility. It's a one-way process (FAT32 to NTFS only). Open a command prompt (Start>Run>cmd) and enter the following:

    convert C: /FS:NTFS

    where C: is the drive letter of the partition/drive you want to convert to NTFS.
     
  5. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Yeah, you can convert fat32 to ntfs easily, just not back again ;) (easily)