Windows 2000 upgrade

Posted on 2002-05-02
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
I'am upgrading a Windows 98 machine to a Windows 2000, using a Windows 2000 upgrade CD. Right now the drive is a Fat32, when I start the upgrade it asks if I would like to upgrade the disks to NTFS. I would like to but will that erase all the data on the drive? I did this upgrade on other machines but just kept them Fat32. But this one I would like to upgrade to NTFS but I'm afraid it destory all the data on the machine. Will that happen or not?

Thanks for all help.
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EricWestbo earned 100 total points
ID: 6986140
worry not, upgrading to NTFS will not erase the data.  same procedure as upgrading from FAT to FAT32.

Proceed with confidence!



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ID: 6986383
You say you upgraded other machines?? Are they networked to this one??

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They were at the time but have since be replaced.
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ID: 6986403
sorgie... upgraded to Win2K but left FAT32 intact

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ID: 6987112
Eric  your point is???
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ID: 6987562
I would backup us much of your current system as possible. I have seen coversions during an upgrade go bad causing complete loss of data on the disk. It is unlikely to happen but it is better safe then sorry. :>)

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Thanks for everyones help.

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