D for the installation files, etc which came instead of a CD. D drive is FAT32
Uner NO circumstances change this drive to NTFS your PC restore will not work. ------------- Do I have to change anything on the Seagate Drive ie make it NTFS?
If you want to save large files (EG video over 4G) to the External drive then it will need to be NTFS. Remember older opsystems cannot see NTFS, so if you want to plug it into an old (* system better to leave as Fat32.
To convert your drives to NTFS: Right click on 'my computer' and select 'manage' From the computer management window, expand storage and select 'disk management.' Using the 'file system' column of the upper pane of this window, you can easily check what file system each of your logical drives is using. Make a note of this information. Now open a command prompt window by going to 'start\run' and typing 'cmd' To convert a disk to NTFS, type 'convert (drive letter): /fs:ntfs' So for example, if you were going to convert your C: drive, you would type 'Convert c: /fs:ntfs' at the prompt. ---------------------
Can I backup the C drive and then the D drive onto the Seagate without it overwriting anything?
Use some thig like Acronis true image to take a snapshot of the drive and save that to the external drive.