madPentium 13:45 29 Sep 2003

Not the type around my waist :)

I have a customer with a very old machine running windows 3.1 and at last she is going to buy a new machine which will have xp pro.
Am I correct in assuming XP will not see a fat16 hard drive and the data transfer will have to be with floppies?

Many thanks

  gold 47 13:57 29 Sep 2003

XP will not read any fat files unless you set it up to use the fat32 file system,XP works better with NTFS you can not put floppys that have the FAT file system into XP running NTFS.

  theodor 14:08 29 Sep 2003

Windows XP can read files on NTFS, FAT32 and FAT, so the old drive can be connected to the new Win XP machine for data transfer.

click here

  madPentium 14:43 29 Sep 2003

Theodor....thank you that is great news

Gold 47....My xp system is ntfs and it does of
course read 1.44 floppies which are
not ntfs (floppies cant be ntfs)

  gold 47 20:20 29 Sep 2003

Very sorry for giving wrong info.

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