FAT32 to NTFS - Windows XP Home Edition

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drag2f2f

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I want to convert my two hard disks on my laptop to NTFS for the obvious benefits. I found this page on the microsoft website
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http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307881
I just don't know where to find the volume labels of the drives. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance.
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Windows management console. Go to start > run and enter cmd and enter. At the command prompt enter "convert C: (or whatever drive letter you want) /FS:NTFS"

Back up all important data you don't want to lose in case it goes awry.
 

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After that it says this

3. When you receive the following message at the command prompt, type the volume label of the drive that you are converting, and then press ENTER:
The type of the file system is FAT.
Enter the current volume label for drive drive letter

I believe, by reading this, that I need to know the volume label and I have no idea where to find it. Is this untrue, is it as simple as your instructions?

What is likely to go wrong and will it be obvious, i.e. will if there is no error message can I be certain that it went ok.
 

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Anyone know if that step is valid or is it as simple as Rockn says.
 
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i have used this 2 times once on D drive and once on C drive no problems reported.
C drive need reboot and will do it,it may take 1/2 hour or so and you will see screen with many files flashing by.
 

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My drives are labeled as C and D. I think I'll have a go in a bit and report back if there are any issues. Thanks for the help.
 

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I suggest that you backup before you do the conversion, that will insure nothing goes wrong. :)
 
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label [Drive:][label]
if you open my computer look at D drive you should see D(D:) where the first D is the label
 
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