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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Wizzo, Jul 11, 2006.

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  1. Wizzo

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    I have a laptop that has a C and a D drive. I have the recovery on the D drive. Both drives are FAT32. Would it be better to change the C drive to NTFS format?? It is a WinXP Home Edition. Also the laptop only has 40gigs of hard drive with 20 on each drive. There is an excess of memory on the D drive that I would like to transfer to the C drive but I don't know how to do that. Is there an easy way to allocate some of the D memory over to the C drive, say 10 to 15 gigs
     
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    Um, I think he wants to know about converting to NTFS. I've never done that particular conversion, but I would be hesitant to attempt it without having everything backed up.
     
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    Think you are using the work "memory" when you probably mean "hard drive space"

    So then to rephrase, there is extra hard drive space on D: you would like to allocate to C:?

    If so, again programs like Partition Magic can do that. It has nothing to do with whether the drive is NTFS or FAT32.

    Now if you want to convert to NTFS you can, but it won't solve the reallocation of disk space you mentioned in the first post. Also, as a technical point, using partition magic you can convert back again. Not that you would necessarily want to but it is possible.

    In either case, when converting or resizing, backup anything critical first.
     
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