View Full Version : XP to WIN.7.

17-09-2010, 06:33 PM
hi all.
I'm in the process of changing from XP. to wind.7 been thru the process of saving all the files & settings etc. with Wind. easy transfer &started to install W7. chose the CUSTOM option & partition with XP in & was told that windows must be installed to a partition formatted as NTFS. WHAT DO I DO NOW ??? as I cant go any further.

Speedy Gonzales
17-09-2010, 06:39 PM
So do you want XP and Windows 7 on 2 partitions, or wipe XP and install Win7 by itself? And are you installing Win7 32 or 64 bit?

17-09-2010, 07:41 PM
at the top of the install box it should say format... i think...

format to ntfs.

18-09-2010, 03:46 PM
Hi Speedy,
is it worth pursueing XP at this date, I will be using W7 32. although I think 2 partitions would be handy.
& Sahilcc7, there is no "format" at top of box but this is the apparent problem I can't format to ntfs.
thanks to both of you.

Speedy Gonzales
18-09-2010, 04:29 PM
You can put XP and Win7 on it, but you usually install XP then the later OS after. And you can usually create another partition in the setup screen / then format it. Whats the brand / size of this hdd youre trying to format in NTFS? How many partitions are on this hdd now?

19-09-2010, 01:59 PM
Speedy, the best I can do is ;-MAIN DRIVE= wdc wd1600aajs-00L7AO, VERSION 5.1.2535.0
CAPACITY =148GB. with no partitions. don't know what the brand is.
There is a 2nd Drive with 5.98GB capacity with wind.98 & some backup stuff on it. both are Fat32.
I use a Free agent driver (drive G) with 232GB as my backup & photoes etc. on it, it is NTFS.

19-09-2010, 02:20 PM
I would guess your main drive is Western Digital