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How to convert the File System from FAT32 to NTFS in Windows Vista?

How to convert the File System from FAT32 to NTFS in Windows Vista?

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Please refer to the following contents

Do understand the following contents when introducing the File System Convert to users.
After File System Conversion, Windows may be unable to be launched and users have to restore and reinstall the system.
Sony Corporation has no responsibility for any problems caused by File System Convert.
The user will take the responsibility for any issue encountered when converting the file system.
Performing a full system backup before converting the file system is highly recommended.
For the detail contents, please refer to the following steps.


[Windows Vista]About File System Convert

Restriction
•If the partition converts into NTFS, it can not be restored to the original state.
If FAT File System wants to be used in the same Partition, this Partition must be reformatted.
Please be aware: all data will be lost when reformatted.
•Windows 95 and Windows 98 can not enter into the Partition which has been converted into NTFS in the File System.
•When converting in the File System, we need a drive to be converted and some blank partition. Conversion in File System will fail for lacking in blank partition.
 
Related contents for converting FAT32 into NTFS in File System,please refer to the following steps.
1.Terminate the running application.
2.Click the Start button, click All Programs, and then click Accessories.
3.Right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
4.After the User Account Control windows appear, click Continue.
For standard users, please refer to the following steps.


[Windows Vista]About user account control 

5.When the User account control window can not display, please refer to the following steps.
6.After the User: Command Prompt window appears, please input the following:
convert drive name:/fs:ntfs
*Drive name is the drive to be converted.
7.For example, in order to convert drive J into NTFS, please input the following commands and then press Enter.
convert J:/fs:ntfs
8.After the following information displays, continue to input the Volume Label of the drive to be converted, and then press Enter.
 
Volume Label can be confirmed and converted when converting the properties of drives.
 Please use one-Byte letter.
9.After converting into NTFS is completed, the following words will be displayed in the Command Prompt:
Covert finished.
10.After converting into NTFS is completed, please press Enter, close the Command Prompt window.