Upgrade Path

  dazza39 13:43 23 May 2003
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I have two HD's on my PC master and a slave,if i upgraded to XP from Win98 as a clean install on the master,would i have to format the slave as well or could it stay as it is?.

  MartinT-B 14:53 23 May 2003

It could stay as it is if you choose to use FAT32 instaed of NTFS.

NTFS is generally considered better for a variety of reasons.

There may be a way round choosing NTFS, but never having done it, I don't know if it'll work!

You MIGHT be able to install Xp on an NTFS Master disk. Copy the FAT32 files from the slave to the master. Format the Slave as NTFS and then put the files back.

I THINK XP in NTFS can read FAT32 files, but not write to them. As I say, I'm not sure.

Wait til others reply and either concur, or tell you I am a fool!

  behrouzn 17:17 23 May 2003

Why would you want to upgrade (actually downgrade) from XP to 98??

  Rayuk 17:27 23 May 2003

You can convert to ntfs without losing any data if you needed to.

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