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Windows 7: FAT 32

27 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
FAT 32

This will get a chuckle from most of you but my D: drive which has my XP restore files in still FAT 32. I have never used the restore and had even forgotten it was FAT 32. I want to make the whole drive my C: and install Windows 7. When I format D: prior to the W7 install, will that make it NTFS or do I need to use the Convert command before hand? Thanks,

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27 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

Yes w7 will auto format it to NTFS. Mind u it's been a freakn while that i have installed w7 and i could have been dreaming. lol
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28 Oct 2009   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Bigmck,

Yes, Windows 7 will format it as NTFS. You can delete and format the partitions during installation if you like as well.

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Hope this helps,
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