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Ntfs

surge

OSNN Senior Addict
#1
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.
 

xsivforce

Prodigal Son
#2
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.
 

surge

OSNN Senior Addict
#3
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
 

damnyank

I WILL NOT FORGET 911
#4
Originally posted by surge
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
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.
 
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mikemacd

Guest
#5
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.
 

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