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Convert partition from Fat32 to Ntfs

Discussion in 'General Software' started by fredde, May 4, 2007.

  1. fredde New Member

    Nov 17, 2005
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    Hi everybody.
    I converted my root partition from Fat32 to Ntfs using Partitionmagic. I did some research prior to the conversion and was assured there would not be any issues. Well,I was wrong. I lost activation to Quickbooks and was able to repair without that much of a problem. I also had to re-activate my WinXp. Is this normal? Does windows see the h/d as a new h/d after converting to ntfs on the root partition?

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  2. Steevo


    Nov 4, 2005
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    Part of your windows activation key is generated from the hardware resources, so a change of a major component triggers a renewal request.
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