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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Jan 29, 2003 5:14 pm

hoxlund wrote:i would say 2GB - 3GB

Spazmogen wrote:3GB Minimum. XP is huge! It takes up way too much space.

Personally, I ran Ghost right after I got XP & internet & e-mail & anti-virus working again. It took 2, 700mb cd-r's for the job.

OK, guys, so how much for a winXP partition?
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Postby hoxlund on Wed Jan 29, 2003 5:30 pm

i would say 3GB
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Postby Tall Texan on Wed Jan 29, 2003 5:47 pm

yes win xp will see both i have done it. but ntfs is by far better just for the file size and also for the stability of it
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Postby Spazmogen on Wed Jan 29, 2003 10:25 pm

hoxlund wrote:i would say 3GB


I agree.

hoxlund: you mention re-installing XP Pro again, is it on your system now? If yes, just convert the drive you want to, over to NTFS. No need to re-install the OS again. Conversion to NTFS from FAT32 is a one-way operation. You can't undo it, unless you FDISK & format :C.
If you have Ghost, I recommend using it to back up the entire disk before you convert to NTFS. That way, you can FDISK & Format and reinstall the Ghost image of your drive & OS with minimal trouble should you have to revert back to FAT32.

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but ntfs is by far better just for the file size and also for the stability of it


I agree to a point. Stable, yes. The file size was nice when I was heavily into DivX creation. But I lost the ability to use older software that just could not handle the NTFS. Some older games (circa 1998 & 1999) just would not work at all. Mind you, that was with Win2K Pro & NTFS. When I switched to XP Home, I've avoided NTFS as a result.
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Postby hoxlund on Wed Jan 29, 2003 11:12 pm

thx for the reply, but the drive i want to convert is my windows hard drive
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Postby Spazmogen on Wed Jan 29, 2003 11:14 pm

hoxlund wrote:thx for the reply, but the drive i want to convert is my windows hard drive


That's no problem. Is it XP on that drive or ME?
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Postby hoxlund on Wed Jan 29, 2003 11:15 pm

also how do you convert a drive without losing all the data on it?
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Postby hoxlund on Wed Jan 29, 2003 11:15 pm

xp is on that drive
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Postby Spazmogen on Wed Jan 29, 2003 11:32 pm

I was given the option when I set up XP to convert to NTFS or keep FAT32.

I'm @ work tonight so I don't have access to the XP install CD.
Try inserting it into your drive and see if you get an option to convert to NTFS.

I'll check into Microsoft's site for more details.
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Postby Tall Texan on Wed Jan 29, 2003 11:46 pm

Power Quest Partion magic 7 and 8 will convert partitions.
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Postby hoxlund on Thu Jan 30, 2003 12:20 am

do you lose data if you convert the drives with partition magic?
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Postby Tall Texan on Thu Jan 30, 2003 12:29 am

i have done it once and i did not lose any data it was takeing a fat32 to ntfs on a 2 gig part. with partition magic 7 pro
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Postby cfitz on Thu Jan 30, 2003 12:39 am

hoxlund wrote:so let me get this straight, if you running fat32 file system, you can't have a single file bigger than 2GB?

4 GBytes, according to Microsoft. Did you check out my reply above and the link it contains?

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... 0438#50438

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Postby hoxlund on Thu Jan 30, 2003 12:39 am

i booted into dos's version of partition magic and all the converts were grayed out
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Postby Tall Texan on Thu Jan 30, 2003 12:44 am

what version where you useing and did you use the floppies to boot with?
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Postby hoxlund on Thu Jan 30, 2003 12:45 am

partition magic 8, and i booted from those partition magic floppies, but anyways

i installed the program in windows, so now im going to convert, which it lets me do, thx
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Postby Tall Texan on Thu Jan 30, 2003 12:47 am

thats cool but odd the floppies would not work. glad you got it figured out
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Postby Spazmogen on Thu Jan 30, 2003 3:51 am

Let us know how it goes.

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Postby hoxlund on Thu Jan 30, 2003 10:00 am

worked just fine, i installed partition magic in windows, and now all my hard drives are NTFS, didn't lose a single shread of data
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Postby Tall Texan on Thu Jan 30, 2003 1:00 pm

:D :D :D :D i just love it when computers do what there supposed to. now if we could just get the users to do what there supposed to :P . glad it worked for you and glad i could be of help.
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Postby Spazmogen on Thu Jan 30, 2003 6:08 pm

hoxlund wrote:worked just fine, i installed partition magic in windows, and now all my hard drives are NTFS, didn't lose a single shread of data


That's good news.

Have you tried all of your programs to see if they'll work with NTFS yet?
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Postby hoxlund on Thu Jan 30, 2003 6:23 pm

all the normal ones do, but i don't do much but play games, chat, email, on this main monster, the specs for this machine are in my sig

P.S. i know that the mobo in my sig is an intel mobo, im in the process of switching over to a P4 system
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Jan 31, 2003 1:02 pm

you can also convert FAT32 to NTFS with the windows XP CD without losing and data.
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Postby hoxlund on Fri Jan 31, 2003 2:06 pm

if need be, you can convert back to fat32 with partition magic 8, also has anyone else heard about this Windows XP 8in1?

its 1 disk with all this on it:

1. Primary Windows XP Professional Edition, MSDN Volume License Version
2. Activated Windows XP Home Edition, OEM Version, WPA-Patched
3. Final-Patched Windows XP Professional Edition, OEM Version
4. Final-Patched Windows XP Home Edition, OEM Version
5. Untouched Windows XP Professional Edition, OEM-DELL Version
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7. Untouched Windows XP Professional Edition, Retail Version
8. Untouched Windows XP Home Edition Edition, Retail Version
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Postby aviationwiz on Fri Jan 31, 2003 2:17 pm

hoxlund wrote:if need be, you can convert back to fat32 with partition magic 8, also has anyone else heard about this Windows XP 8in1?

its 1 disk with all this on it:

1. Primary Windows XP Professional Edition, MSDN Volume License Version
2. Activated Windows XP Home Edition, OEM Version, WPA-Patched
3. Final-Patched Windows XP Professional Edition, OEM Version
4. Final-Patched Windows XP Home Edition, OEM Version
5. Untouched Windows XP Professional Edition, OEM-DELL Version
6. Untouched Windows XP Home Edition, OEM Version
7. Untouched Windows XP Professional Edition, Retail Version
8. Untouched Windows XP Home Edition Edition, Retail Version



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