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InvisibleLe_Canard
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Changing file systems....
    #2481927 - 03/29/04 11:36 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

..well, when I first installed XP 18 months ago, I chose the FAT32 file system because I had a bunch of old proggies for Win98, and I presumed that it would be more compatible. But I've read and heard that NTFS is a lot better and more efficient. It's working fine, but I'm wondering, should I convert anyway? Any thoughts?


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    #2482293 - 03/30/04 01:08 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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Re: Changing file systems.... [Re: Le_Canard]
    #2482803 - 03/30/04 07:17 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

> But I've read and heard that NTFS is a lot better and more efficient.

NTFS is a much better file system than FAT file systems, but there is one major drawback... there are no DOS tools for NTFS, so if you screw something up and need to repair it, you are pretty much screwed. In other words, you can't boot from a floppy and go tot he C: drive with NTFS.

> and it's a lot of work. Backing up your files, formatting your hard drive and whatnot

Why not just use the convert utility? You don't have to do any of that. Backing up data is a good idea, and you should be doing that anyway... no reformat or reinstall needed though.


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Re: Changing file systems.... [Re: Seuss]
    #2483761 - 03/30/04 03:32 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Hm...yes, very interesting and some good points too. Meh, I'll just keep it the way it is - if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Thanx for the feedback guys! :laugh:


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    #2484278 - 03/30/04 06:14 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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