View Full Version : Install WinXP on Fat32 Winme!

09-04-2006, 02:49 PM
How can I get the fat32 me to a NTFS WinXP install, and not a fat32 winxp. Is there any websites or something where I can get step by step instruction on how to install winxp, as I am a beginner and don't want to screw anything up.

All help will be appreciated!
Cheers :D

Speedy Gonzales
09-04-2006, 04:17 PM
Forget it. Windows ME cant read NTFS.

09-04-2006, 05:21 PM
Did you upgrade to XP over an existing WinME? This would be why your file format stays as FAT32. To change during the upgrade to NTFS would of meant a reformat and loss of existing data.

You can convert FAT32 to NTFS if you have already got XP installed - see here: How to convert a FAT16 volume or a FAT32 volume to an NTFS file system in Windows XP (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307881)

09-04-2006, 07:59 PM
I am going to upgrade to WinXp, so therefore meaning that I can change to NTFS when I am installing Xp, right?


Speedy Gonzales
09-04-2006, 08:16 PM
Correct. If you're upgrading to XP, you have the option of FAT32, or NTFS.