windows xp file system

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Johncki, Jun 29, 2002.

  1. Johncki

    Johncki Guest

    hello all. I just installed the xp home edition. I Like it. but it will take time to get use to it. I also would like to say that this is a great site. will be very helpful. My Q is. I have the fat32 and i have read that the nts??? is better for xp. Is there a way that i can change to this other file system.:confused:
     
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    you can convert a Fat32 partition to NTFS by using the convert command

    To convert the volume on drive C to NTFS , type:

    convert C: /fs:ntfs

    where C is the partition to convert, if yours is different change the letter.

    also once you convert to NTFS there is no switching back, unless you use 3rd party software.

    There is really no performance gain between the two, my recommendation is to leave it as Fat32, unless you know what your doing. If something happens during the conversion, you could lose all information and files, so there is a risk involved.
    :cool:
     
  3. Johncki

    Johncki Guest

    Thanks for the advise Iceman38. I am one step up from a novice. So I will take your advice. This is a great site to learn the in's and out's. Thanks again.
     
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    NTFS is faster if the disk is bigger than about 32 GB. NTFS is better, more stable and safer for errors regardless of disk size. I definately recommend NTFS unless you need to run Win9x or Linux/BSD on the same disk.
     
  5. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    :rolleyes: never heard of FDISK ????
     
  6. Daviesbad04

    Daviesbad04 Guest

    I say stick with FAT32 unless you really want NTFS. Even tho i think NTFS is better, it allows for the compression of the drive, to make more room for other stuff, added security and if you have a large hard rive it adds a little speed and alot of stability, But there are other 3rd party programs that can do everything NTFS can do but for a FAT32, so if you dont wanna risk losing information or reinstalling everything, Stick with FAT32 and search for 3rd party software to do everything NTFS can do!:)
     
  7. Goldy

    Goldy Guest

    you can remove ntfs partition with fdisk on a win98 or me startup disk
    ntfs is the slowest of all.......but the most stable
    windows xp rules but only with pc's that can handle it


    if your reading this aves
    e.g.....pentiums

    ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE
     
  8. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    NTFS isn't slow. It might be a bit slower than FAT32 on small drives.
     
  9. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    Duh!!
    like a 32gig partition
     
  10. Goldy

    Goldy Guest

    both fat 16 and fat 32 are quicker at accessing the data stored on them
    NTFS IS THE SLOWEST OF THE 3
    i did'nt say it was slow just slower that its Predecessors
    although saying that NTFS was probably around before fat32 on winnt
    but it is slower that both