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Old 07-31-2006, 06:08 PM   #1
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My hard drive on my new computer is split into 2 Fat32 partitions each 75 gigs. I would like to combine them, which is better Fat32 or NTFS?
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NTFS

Allows for bigger files
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what do you mean by bigger files?
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If you're running XP then NTFS is the only way to go.
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If you're running XP then NTFS is the only way to go.
i'm running xp on fat32 though, i guess i'll change it into NTFS then.
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There is a way to convert FAT32 to NTFS with formatting, but as you stated you wished to combine partitions I didn't mention it. Being an Acer (I assume we're talking about the pc in your sig) did it come with Recovery disks or an XP disk?
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There is a way to convert FAT32 to NTFS with formatting, but as you stated you wished to combine partitions I didn't mention it. Being an Acer (I assume we're talking about the pc in your sig) did it come with Recovery disks or an XP disk?
no it didn't i emailed them about it, i'm wondering why it doesn't come with cd's?
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It should definately have either Recovery CD's or an XP cd, it is illegal to sell a pc with Windows installed without providing disks. I hope your vendor is reliable / legitimate (assuming it wasn't Acer direct as I do not see them selling a pc without disks, the fact it was formatted to FAT32 suggests to me it wasn't from Acer direct)
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It should definately have either Recovery CD's or an XP cd, it is illegal to sell a pc with Windows installed without providing disks. I hope your vendor is reliable / legitimate (assuming it wasn't Acer direct as I do not see them selling a pc without disks, the fact it was formatted to FAT32 suggests to me it wasn't from Acer direct)
It was brand new at Circuit City, i emailed Acer about it already so i hope they get back to me.
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Circuit City may have neglected to include the cd's when they packed it though seems rather slipshod to me.

Good luck with Acer though I think they'll send you back to Circuit City.
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