Windows Server 2003 has many deficiencies. Its disk management tool has a few functions which are only able to carry out some basic partition management operations like deleting partition, formatting partition and changing drive letter, but some advanced operations like resizing partition, merging partitions, changing cluster size and wiping partition can not be accomplished, which are also common in the process of using Windows Server 2003. Therefore, if users want to realize comprehensive partition management on Windows Server 2003, professional server partition software should be used. And users can download a piece from http://www.partitionwizard.com The server partition software is of many partition management functions. Users can use it to merge partitions, convert FAT 32 to NTFS, extend partition, move/resize partition, split partition, align partition, etc.
Converting FAT32 to NTFS with the server partition software
After installing the server partition software, launch it and we’ll see its main interface, as follows.
Many partition management functions are shown under “Operations” column. Select Partition F: and click “Convert FAT to NTFS” function. The following interface will appear.
Click “Start” button. The conversion will begin.
After the conversion is accomplished, please click “Close” to go back to the main interface, as follows.
We can see Partition F: has been converted into NTFS successfully. And in the process, partition data will not be influenced, so users can use this server partition software to convert FAT32 to NTFS trustingly.
Some users may say that we can also convert FAT32 to NTFS by formatting partition. That’s true. But this is only suitable for the situation where there is no important data stored in the partition. If there are some important data, this method is not recommended because formatting partition will cause data loss problems. So the professional server partition software is recommended to users.