My FAT32 partitions are not converted to NTFS during a SYSPREP clone.

A. When converting from a FAT32 to NTFS partition if the volume has a volume name then you will be prompted to enter this name. Obviously if this is an automated operation there is no way to enter that volume name so the operation fails.

To request an NTFS upgrade during a SYSPREP clone operating the following is added to the sysprep.inf file


To resolve the issue either issue the convert command for the file system before running SYSPREP, this will enter the convert action in the registry to be completed during sysprep:

convert c: /fs:ntfs

The other option is to remove the volume label:

  1. Double click My Computer
  2. Right click the drive and select Properties
  3. Remove the name of the volume and click OK

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