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Old 05-04-2006, 06:00 AM   #1
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Could somebody quickly tell me which is the best to go for? ntfs or fat32

I am about to install xp home

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definitely NTFS. Fat32 is already quite old.
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Go NTFS, has more support and a lot more features.
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NTFS all the way its faster and more secure! and I think its required for Windows XP
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Default Re: Ntfs or fat32?

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NTFS all the way its faster and more secure! and I think its required for Windows XP
Yes, it is required for XP to be installed on that drive. however you can use for example a slave drive running FAT32, however I wouldnt.
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Ah I see
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yeah i was told NTFS to
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Yeah, like uid=[0] says, you can use a FAT32 drive in slave for like programs and that if need be.

What you can't do however, is run like Windows 98 on one drive, and have an NTFS partitioned drive running as slave. it just won't see it.

Thats a problem I had, when my sister still had Windows ME, on FAT32 and me and my brother both had XP.
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