I'm confused NTFS or FAT32

  Dumble452 15:00 12 Apr 2004

I have partitioned and formatted my hard drive using FAT32 and have installed Windows 98se in the active partition and applications on separate partitions. I want to install Windows XP home edition in a separate partition to enable a dual boot facility. Do I reformat this partition to NTFS or leave it as FAT32 ? If I use NTFS for XP will it recognise data or programs in the FAT32 partitions or will I have to format other partitions in NTFS for XP applications? What are the advantages of NTFS over FAT32?
Thank goodness for this resource!

  SEASHANTY 15:09 12 Apr 2004

Some info on FAT32 and NTFS on this website
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  OneSirKnight 15:10 12 Apr 2004
  kezzerathome 15:11 12 Apr 2004

You can leave it as FAT32 and install XP but for better security you can convert it to NTFS, if you do so XP will be able to see all partitions and drives, W98 will not see the NTFS partition.

  woodchip 15:13 12 Apr 2004

For me you are better leaving as Fat32

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