Win XP, FAT32 & NTFS

  theodor 11:05 10 Apr 2003

I would like to take advantage of NTFS when I buy a new PC running Windows XP.
Does anyone know if I can fit a slave drive formatted in FAT32 (Win98 First Edition). I want to do this to transfer files from my old machine, to the new one. Will Windows XP be able to access the slave drive?
(I don't mean using a dual boot set-up on separate disks or partitions)

Thanks for your help

  matbeard 11:08 10 Apr 2003

Yes - XP will recognise drives formatted with FAT and FAT32.

  theodor 11:12 10 Apr 2003

I know Win XP can can use disks formatted in FAT32 or NTFS, but can Win XP access two disks one in NTFS and the slave drive in FAT32?

  dinom 23:40 10 Apr 2003

xp wont see it.upgrade old drive and slave

  matbeard 09:02 13 Apr 2003

xp wont see it.upgrade old drive and slave"

I'm using NTFS on the primary drive and FAT32/FAT (two partitions) on the secondary (slave) drive. No problems.

  hellred 09:25 13 Apr 2003

It will read any FAT 32 and you can even mix with hidden partitions in NTFS format, so yes no problem.

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