I've got 10 win Vista machines to upgrade to 7. One went perfectly. The rest keep throwing "incompatible ntfs " messages and won't upgrade. Running 'fsutil' shows all 9 as having ntfs ver. 3.0, not 3.1.
I really don't want to do 9 fresh installs with all the software and personalizations. I can't find any way to convert the file system and have looked hard. I read this morning that an xp pro setup will do that upgrade, so wonder if a dual boot setup might work, then nuke the xp folders and fix the BCD. Any ideas?? I might add that the original profiles were all W2K, and over the years were moved to Vista. HDs have been cloned with Western Digital software so the disks are now all less than 18 months old. I don't know how Vista didn't install 3.1 but that's a mystery. I did try the system image and restore trick onto a new 3.1 format but restoring the image made it a 3.0 again.
Any ideas are greatly appreciated!!