FAT32 or NTFS for Windows installation?

  Jaded1 23:26 26 Jul 2014
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Hi. Does Win XP Home edition care whether the C: drive is formatted to fat32 or NTFS for installation? Is one or other preferred? TIA, J.

  Devil Fish 23:30 26 Jul 2014
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would go ntfs more secure than fat also allows for larger hard drive sizes

  Devil Fish 23:54 26 Jul 2014

should add it doesnt care boot from xp disk follow prompts it will give you opportunity to format the drive

  lotvic 00:11 27 Jul 2014

If you use FAT32 you are limited to max of 4GB for a single file. That means if you have, for example, a film/DVD that is more than 4GB you cannot copy it to your harddrive.

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