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Can file system conversion be performed on the Windows XP pre-installed VAIO computer?

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Can the file system of the hard disk drive of the Windows XP pre-installed VAIO computer be converted from NTFS to FAT32, and vice versa?

Sony guarantees the normal operation of VAIO computers with the file system in the factory shipped state only. Problems may occur if the file system is converted.

If after changing the file system, user may face situations such as failure of the starting of Windows that forces user to reinstall the entire system. Sony shall not be liable for any possible problems occurring after changing of the file system. User are to do it on their own risk. We recommend to back up all data before changing the file system. It is impossible to change file system NTFS to FAT32, without using the Recovery CD.