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Other horror stories: Win98->NT
Author: John Lim Posted: 8/25/1999; 7:50:31 PM Topic: Next clonemaker, Compaq Msg #: 9901 (In response to 9880) Prev/Next: 9900 / 9902
Another horror story.
Try upgrading Win98 to WinNT. That is what I set our to do last week. You can't if you have FAT32 installed. WinNT 4 doesn't recognise the format.
It gets better. If you try to reformat the hard disk with Win98's format.exe, it automatically formats in FAT32 format. There is no command-line switch to format in FAT16.
So we had to hunt for a Win95 bootup floppy with a Win95 format.exe before we could create the FAT16 partition.
Surely M'soft can afford with their gazillions to spend some money making it easy for users to upgrade when using FAT32.
-- john lim
There are responses to this message:
- Re: Other horror stories: Win98->NT, Jacob Levy, 8/25/1999; 9:29:41 PM
- Re: Other horror stories: Win98->NT, Nick Sweeney, 8/26/1999; 2:45:42 AM
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