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uninstalling winxp

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banter

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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??
 
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eNuffSaid

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#2
You can convert from FAT32 to NTFS and keep your current Windows installation.

Assuming your system drive is C:\ use:

CONVERT C: /FS:NTFS

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.

Regards,
Willem Moolenaar
 
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dijital

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#3
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.
 

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