ntfs on xp pro??

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Fifaheat

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do u need to have the ntfs partition when u install winxp pro? or can u use FAT32??

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Bootsy

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i would recommend NTFS, from what I've heard it's better for harddrives that are 30+ gigs. Also it uses much better file incription hence the better security than fat.
 
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relder

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NTFS also supports file compression. Don't forget about local computer security, too.

Depends on your personal needs.
 

melon

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NTFS is much better. FAT32 is plagued by performance degradation with larger hard drives and is highly inefficient with large partitions. With a 40 GB hard drive, FAT32 clusters are 32 KB and with NTFS it is 4 KB. Then there is stuff like security, etc. that is missing in FAT32.

Honestly, the only reason I would tell you to use FAT32 is if you have a dual-boot configuration with the old Windows 9x/ME family, which doesn't recognize NTFS formatted drives.

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