Why is it good to choose fat 32c when dual boot 98 with XP?

Question

next time i reformatt my win 98 disk, should i use ntfs, or fat 32?? and should i change my xp hard disk to ntfs??, and why?? thanx, r

Answer

This question was answered on March 3, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Windows 98 does support the NTFS file system These file systems were introduced on Windows NT, Windows 2000 and XP.

Fat 32 is the best file system for Windows 98

As far as NTFS goes :

Short for NT File System, one of the file system for the Windows NT operating system (Windows NT also supports the FAT file system) NTFS has features to improve reliability, such as transaction logs to help recover from disk failures To control access to files, you can set permissions for directories and/or individual files NTFS files are not accessible from other operating systems such as DOS.

NTFS is the desired file system because its a secure file sytem

There is one situation in which you might want to choose FAT or FAT32 as your file system If it is necessary to have a computer that will sometimes run an earlier version of Windows and other times run Windows XP, you will need to have a FAT or FAT32 partition as the primary (or startup) partition on the hard disk

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Posted by Felix of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 3, 2003