How to convert to NTFS on Vista

  tadpole1 14:11 15 Feb 2009
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My hard drive on my laptop was replaced and when it was returned to me I noticed the C Drive was NTFS and the D Drive partition is Fat32. I'm sure it was NTFS before and I have read that this is the best format. I am using Vista.

Do I simply convert by right clicking and using the format option.

  rawprawn 14:17 15 Feb 2009

Yes but choose NTFS as your format

  Terry Brown 14:28 15 Feb 2009

A new drive is nrmally supplied as fat32 because there are no retrictions on the operating system used.

Best option is (from RUN)
convert d:/fs:ntfs

Assuming D: is the drive you wish to convert

For more help goto HELP end enter convert in the box.
Terry

  T0SH 15:12 15 Feb 2009

Assuming D is a blank data partition you could just right click on the drive and choose "Format" if the size is more than 32 gigs it will default to NTFS otherwise use the pull down to select

Cheers HC

  tadpole1 15:16 15 Feb 2009

Does this method achieve the same thing as the method I originally suggested?

  tadpole1 15:18 15 Feb 2009

sorry didn't see this last post before I replied. I'll go for the right click method. Less chance of me blowing anything up. Thanks

  gazzaho 15:50 15 Feb 2009

If the drive is empty then yes right click and format, if there are files on the disk then use the other option mentioned to "convert" from Fat32 to NTFS.

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