just remember one thing:
is ONE WAY CONVERSION, there is no way (according to MS
) to convert a drive back to FAT
However, pick up a decent disk utility (Partition Magic, Norton Utilities) and it suddenly becomes possible... and also point and click easy... this is actually a better option than the MS
way... but the MS
way is cheaper
and just to make everything clear, the command for converting your C: would be:
C:>convert c: /FS:NTFS
you don't need to worry about any switches.
If you run that from inside windows (ie command prompt) the system will reboot and convert the volume, if you just run it from a real MSDOS prompt (CD boot, etC) it will just run the conversion... takes about 2-4 mins per GB
used of disk on a 2ghz machine to run. Used space takes much longer than empty space (which takes nearly no time at all).
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.